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 namesAbigail , Abbey , Abbie , Abby , Abiageal, Gobinet, Gobnait, Gobnat, Gubnat
Overall UK ranking: 51 out of 5730
1131 recorded births last year
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Historical popularity of Abigail
The graph below shows the popularity of the girls's name Abigail from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Abigail in 2019