Abby

Gender:girl

Meaning:father rejoicing

Origin:Hebrew

Pronunciation:ab bee

Variations:Abbi, Abbie, Abbey, Abi

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Abby is an eternally youthful sounding name because of it’s short syllables and the way it rolls off the tongue. This is a great choice for parents looking for something particularly girly.

Detailed Meaning

The name Abby was most commonly used as a pet form of the name Abigail, however in recent years this pet form has transferred into a forename in its own right. There are many different spelling varieties of this name including Abi and Abbey. This name is shortened even further by friends and family to Abs, for many people with this name.

Famous People With This Name

Abby Martin is an American journalist best known for her work on RT America. Abby Elliott is an American comedian and actress who was on four seasons of “Saturday Night Live.” Abby Rockefeller was an American philanthropist and a member of the prominent Rockefeller family.

Possible Nicknames

One possible nickname option is Abs, although Abby in itself can be argued is already a nickname.

Related Names

Abby can also be spelt: Abbi, Abbie, Abbey and Abi. It is also related to the name Abigail.

Stories Featuring This Name

Abby Lockhart is a character on the long running medical drama, “ER.” Abby Cadabby is a character on “Sesame Street.” Abby is one of the main characters of the vampire film, “Let Me In.”

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