Abigail

Gender:girl

Meaning:father's joy

Origin:Hebrew

Pronunciation:ab ih gayl

Variations:Abbigail, Abygail

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Abigail is wonderfully girly name that would be perfect for parents looking for something very feminine and sweet for their little girl.

Detailed Meaning

Abigail is a biblical Hebrew name meaning ‘father in exaltation.’ Appearing in the Bible as the name of Nabal of Carmel’s wife, King David’s sister, and also his wife, the name Abigail first rose to the fore in the 17th century. Two hundred years later, in the 19th century, its popularity began to dwindle. It has recovered strongly since the 1970s and remains popular today.

Famous People With This Name

Abigail Adams was the First Lady of the United States from 1744-1818. Abigail Breslin is an American actress who got her breakthrough role in “Little Miss Sunshine” and was cast when she was just 6-years-old. Abigail “Abi” Titmuss is a British actress, glamour model and poker player.

Possible Nicknames

Possible nicknames forĀ Abigail include Abby/Abi and Gail.

Related Names

Abigail can also be spelt Abbigail and Abygail.

Stories Featuring This Name

Abigail Stock is a character in the television series, “Skins.” Princess Abigail is the daughter of King Midas on the television series, “Once Upon a Time.” Abigail Chase is a character in the “National Treasure” film franchise, played by Diane Kruger.

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