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Jewish and German surname, borrowed from German Abend (evening).

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Abend (plural Abends)

  1. A surname from German.


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Abend is the 38582nd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 573 individuals. Abend is most common among White (93.19%) individuals.

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From Middle High German ābent, from Old High German āband, from Proto-West Germanic *ābanþ, from Proto-Germanic *ēbanþs, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *epi (after, behind) → “last part of the day."

Compare Low German Avend, Dutch avond, English even (evening), Old Norse aptann, Swedish afton, Norwegian and Danish aften. Compare English eve.


  • IPA(key): /ˈaːbənt/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /aːmt/ (casual speech)
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  • Hyphenation: Abend
  • Hyphenation: A‧bend (1996–2006)


Abend m (strong, genitive Abends, plural Abende)

  1. evening; the time from dusk onwards (unlike in English, now generally including the first hours of the night, until midnight)
    • 1896, Theodor Fontane, chapter 24, in Effi Briest[1], Berlin: F. Fontane & Co.:
      Mit Beginn der nächsten Woche brach man denn auch wirklich auf, und am selben Abend noch war man in Saßnitz.
      At the beginning of the next week they finally departed, and on the same evening they arrived in Saßnitz.
    • 1996 April 30, Patrick Conley, “Die vergessene Tradition”, in SFB3[2], archived from the original on 26 March 2014:
      Es ist Abend, und vor den Fenstern ihres Wohnzimmers liegt der Central Park in tiefes Dunkel gehüllt.
      It is evening, and past the windows of her living room, Central Park is wrapped in deep darkness.
  2. (archaic) The west



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(times of day) Tageszeit; Morgendämmerung, Morgen, Vormittag, Mittag, Nachmittag (Frühnachmittag, Spätnachmittag), Abenddämmerung, Abend, Nacht, Mitternacht (Category: de:Times of day)

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