Abigail - girls name

Abigail name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Abigail name meaning:

Origin: Hebrew

Father rejoiced, or father's joy. Gives joy. The intelligent, beautiful Abigail was Old Testament King David's third wife, described as 'good in discretion and beautiful in form.' In the 1916 play The Scornful Lady, Abigail was a lady's maid.

Related names

Abigail , Abbey , Abbie , Abby , Abiageal, Gobinet, Gobnait, Gobnat, Gubnat

Other girls names beginning with A


Overall UK ranking: 105 out of 5581

494 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (73)

Historical popularity of Abigail

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