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Abigail Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \a-bi-gail\
Number in U.S 👶 376,000
Rate in 2021 45
Numerology 🔢 5
Name origin 🌍 Hebrew

Abigail Name Meaning

The name Abigail meanings and origins

The name “ Abigail “ is a name that has been used all around the English speaking countries.

Abigail is a biblical name , in Bible Abigail described as a beautiful woman , Abigail has Hebrew root to wich means "cause of joy" or "father's joy". 

Although this name is a feminine one, but you can select that as a baby boy’s name. You should not let the gender separation change your decision in the name selection process.

Popularity of the name Abigail

The name “ Abigail “ is the 13th most popular baby girl’s name in Delaware based on the data given by the reliable American resources in the year 2004 in the United states of America. For instance, imagine that about only 38 newborn babies were named “ Abigail “ in the year 2004 in the United states of America.

A total of about 15500 newborn babies bear the same first name as your baby in the year 2004 in the United states of America. From the year 1880 to the year 2018, the highest recorded use of the name “ Abigail “ was related to the year 2003 with a total of 16000 newborn babies.

Since the year 1880 to the year 2018, the name “ Abigail “ was recorded 367000 times in the SSA public database. This name appeared in the year 1880 on the popularity charts for the first time and 12 newborn babies were given the name “ Abigail “ at that time.

This name became a popular name in the year 1989 with a rank of 94 nationwide and was registered 3400 times as a baby girl’s name. The given name became a popular girl’s name in the state of Maine in the year 2001. It ranked 2 with about 18 newborn babies.

The all time high record for this name was related to the year 2015 in the state of California with about 1700 newborn baby girls. This name is a consistent top tanking name in the state of New Hampshire for about 43 consecutive years.


Personality of the name Abigail

Here we have the letter analysis of the name “ Abigail “

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge

B is for buddy, everyone is your pal

I is for instill, the lesson of life

G is for glisten, A sparkling in your eye

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many

I is for interest, you show in others

L is for love, everlasting

If you are considering a nickname for a baby named “ Abigail “, you can select the reversed form of “ Abigail “ as well.


Famous people named Abigail

Abigail Binay who is a Filipina politician

Abigail Breslin who is an American actress

Abigail Clancy who is an English model

Abigail Cowen who is an Australian actress


Names starting with the letter A

Abbi, Abbie, Abi and Abs

You can also select the mentioned names as possible nicknames for a baby named “ Abigail “.



Abigail Name Origin and History

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Do you like the female name Abigail and want to know what its meaning is? This unusual name is a name with a very important biblical meaning, so we invite you to continue reading to discover its history.
If you are thinking of naming your baby Abigail, in this MyCuteName article, you can know the meaning of the name Abigail, its origin, personality, saints, popularity, variations, translation into other languages and many more details. Do not miss it! Abigail is a girl's name.

What does Abigail mean?
The name Abigail means "the joy of the father" or "the joy of the father".

Origin of the name Abigail
The origin of Abigail is Hebrew, in fact, it comes from the Hebrew term אֲבִיגָיִל (Avigayil), which can be translated as "joy of the father" , is derived from the roots "av", which means "father" and "gil", which means "joy".

Diminutives and variations of the name Abigail
The variations of the name Abigail in English are Abigayle and Abegail; and in Hebrew Avigail or Avigayil.
Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abby, Gael, Gail, Gale, Gayla, Gayle, Gaila

The name Abigail in other languages
Spanish: Abigail
Italian: Abigaille
French: Abigaile
Portuguese: Abigai
Hebrew: Avigail, Avigayil
Hungarian: Abigel
Scottish : Abi

Personality of the name Abigail
Abigail is a kind, generous, decisive and adventurous person. You have many hidden talents and a great ability to resolve conflicts that arise in life. He likes to make the most of his time and enjoy the little things.
In the family environment, he takes great care of those who are next to him and likes to spend time with them. Her relatives can always turn to her when they need. In the serious situations, like job, she has no problem making difficult decisions, she is capable of solving any challenge that comes her way propose. She is ambitious and fights to be able to reach the highest positions in the company.
In love, she is somewhat a selfish person who finds it difficult to maintain emotional ties. She is not very infatuated, but when she finds true love, she gives herself completely.

Celebrities named Abigail
Abigail: biblical character, wife of Nabal and, later, of his death, by David (I Samuel, XXV).
Abigail Lozano: Venezuelan poetess.
Abigail Ratchford: American model and actress.
Abigail Spencer: American actress who has acted in series like CSI, How I Met Your Mother, Castle, Rectify, Timeless.
Abigail Breslin: American actress known for her performance in movies like Little Miss Sunshine (2016). This role led her to be one of the youngest actresses nominated for an Oscar.
Abigail Adams: wife and advisor to Vice President John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams, sixth president of the United States.
Abigail Pereira: Transgender actress, singer, and dancer from Uruguay.
Abigail Hawk: American actress known for her role as Samantha Bonner on the series Reality Chek. She also acted in the series Blue Boods and in the movies A Christmas in Vermont and in Almost Paris.

Abigail's Saint Day
Abigail's Saint Day is on November 6.

Numerology of the name Abigail
According to numerology, the number associated with the name Abigail is 5.

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3/1/2023 12:50:22 PM

I am Abigail Murray and I don't mind my name atoll

2/26/2023 2:00:44 PM

I Love being an Abigail, it has a quiet ellegance associated with it that makes me think of Black and White movies.

2/23/2023 12:32:24 PM


2/22/2023 11:15:56 AM

I named my daughter Abigail.. my mother picked it becuase of its biblical content and its uniqueness, and so far she is living up to both aspect i love her.

2/21/2023 6:48:28 PM

I chose the name Abigail for my daughter because It's a beautiful biblical name. I had no idea of It's popularity. In fact, I thought it to be a rather unpopular name. Either which way, I'm pleased with it, and I think my daughter will grow liking her name just the'same.

2/18/2023 9:44:38 PM

My name's Abigail, but everyone calls me Abbi. I know a few people called Abigail but no-one who spells Abbi the way i do. I agree with the above commments it can be a bit annoying having to correct people when'they spell it wrong or say can you call me Abbi please, however it doesn't bother me that much. I love that my name's unusal and would never change it.

2/10/2023 8:36:34 AM

My name is Abi, not short for anything. It's pronounced like Abby but I always get called "Ah-bee."

2/4/2023 1:36:00 PM

i know a 10 year old girl named abigail. she is known to most as Abby. she is pretty and sweet and always smiling

1/31/2023 7:37:14 AM

I love my name and it's spelled Abagail. I haven't found anyone with the same spelling. My middle name is Brooke which goes along nicely I feel. It's a great name and different but not weird. Go with it, I've always felt soft and compassionate because of it.

1/25/2023 11:08:30 AM

the most adorable little girl in the world spells her name this way!

1/24/2023 2:34:10 PM

This is my name also, yes it gets mispelled and mispronounced all the time. But I couldn't see myself with a differnet name. I also have a girl named after me.Her mother liked my name and misprounced it and she ended up with Alisha. It is crazy some people get it right off the bat and some people never get it. lol

1/22/2023 3:29:52 AM

My name is Abigail. My grandpa named me which he was a reverend and I think he got it right because not only do people think I am beautiful but it hurts me so badly to see people hurting. I know that my name is from the bible and basically all my aunts and uncle's have biblical names.

1/9/2023 11:22:20 PM

hI'my name is abigail. i love it. it totally fits me

1/6/2023 4:33:38 AM

I used to like my name but all through middle school adn high school people would come up with the most obnoxious nickname. I have gotten "scabby", "blabby", "Abigail Adams", "Crabby Abby", and "Flabby Abby". I hate It'so much. Sometimes It's my friends who say them jut to poke fun, but it was so annoying!

1/5/2023 1:51:58 PM

The Devin I know is a very masculine very good looking cute guy!! When I hear the name I think of Him

1/1/2023 3:31:40 PM

One of my best friends name is Abigail but she likes to be called Abby. She is a lot of fun! Imet her in first grade.

12/31/2022 3:22:46 AM

i love abigail! i hate the name abby. its too popular! but im good with abs. and stuff like that!

12/23/2022 10:52:00 PM

I LOVE MY NAME :) !! i use abbey more.. but i love my name.. :) i spell it Abigail !! And i spell abbey Abbey :) !! obv:P

12/23/2022 6:09:52 PM

in 2011 my daughter was born, we changed her'spelling to Abagail to our amazement we cannot find anyone else who spells it this way!

12/22/2022 9:17:54 PM

My name is Abigel (this is the Hungarian form of Abigail). My father gave me my name, when he'saw the meaning of the name. i've never met someone whose name is Abigel. It's a very rare name in Hungary.

12/22/2022 6:53:52 AM

i dont like people calling me abigail because its to popular and i dont want to be popular all i want is to get good grades in school and gregory henning if your reading this i hate you to death!

12/20/2022 8:27:48 AM

HEYYY I'm Abigail too! But i absolutely hate it :/ So to anyone who has sense I'm Abbie. :D Also some of my friends call me Abbs when'they cant be bothered to say a two syllable name (:

12/20/2022 3:45:40 AM

I think is a beautiful name what about Hope for a middle name. Abigail Hope?? That sounds sweet & loving..

12/16/2022 8:07:02 PM

only a few things bad happen'to me And everybody spells it wrong!

12/14/2022 4:58:50 PM

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12/9/2022 11:32:22 PM

For years my mother made people call me Abigail and not Abby. She'said if she wanted people to call me Abby, she would of named me Abby. I love my name! It'sets me apart from other people. Even'though is was like 4th on the most popular baby name list, I still think it makes me unique. It means Source of Joy and that's what I hope I bring to this world, joy.

11/23/2022 2:18:58 PM

People never know how to spell my name, and its quite funny. They also pronounce it "abbie-gail" instead of "abigail" which gets on my nerves. I like the name. I always thought It'sounded regal and elegant, and its not too common

11/17/2022 10:50:00 PM

Hi, my name is abigail. Personally i hate it when people refer to me as abby. Being an abigail just suits me better

11/14/2022 4:21:54 PM

Hiiyah my name is Abigail but i wud rather be called abbi im from manchester.i like my name but my friendz and family and boyfriend sumtimes call me abbisnail an abbiboo but i just laugh i fink they fink i wud react but still i love my name haaaaa

11/13/2022 4:33:36 PM

My name is Abigail. My dad just liked the meaning of it. But many people do like to pronounce it like "Abbie-Gale". It kind of bothe's me. But everyone calls me Abby. I dont really care. Because now that im getting older I like the name Abigail alot more.

11/12/2022 8:31:34 AM

My name is Abigail Ruth. I prefer Abby though just because It'sounds more modern. I do have those few teache's that call me Abigail constantly though. Though I have noticed Abigail Ruth is an old English name. I'll make a terrific old lady!

11/6/2022 4:09:42 PM

this is my name Abigail Rose I'm ten and love my name

11/6/2022 8:13:36 AM

My names Abigail...But I'mostly get called abi unless someone is angry with me then i get called abigail. I spell it abi...and don't like It'spelt any other way....but i really want a nicknaame i can use on msn or somethingg...? x

11/3/2022 9:26:56 PM

my name is abigail and i go by abby i hate when people call me abby pronouncing the a as a soft o sound

10/31/2022 11:27:14 AM

my name is abigail i like It'sooo much people call me abby people always spells abby "abbey" nobody spells abigail wrong

10/18/2022 4:38:02 PM

It's a beautiful name!! We are thinking of naming our baby Abigail.

10/16/2022 9:40:36 AM

HI'my name is Abigail and I really love my name also because it means the fathe's joy and I am my father's joy my friends at school call me abs abi especially my best friend recia my grandmother calls me Le ill tom It's a ethiopian word for queen like queen abigail from the bible I feel comfortable seeing so many people name d abigail and by the way I'm 11 - March 19 2016

10/15/2022 4:02:36 PM

To Jana- My name is Abigail Elizabeth. I think other good middle names could be Marie- or I really liked Elaine- and maybe Minniette

10/7/2022 10:35:58 PM

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10/4/2022 1:29:10 PM

my name is Abigail Tshuma and am from zimbabwe. my name menans father rejoice or my father's joy. well, i really think i am my biological father's joy because i have made him proud and joyful in the'sense that in a family of 7 children, am the first to reach varsity level and am studying law. i am my heavenly father's joy because i love him and i try hard to please him and by the way, people call me Aby and i love myself. One thing i've discovered is that people named Abigail are beautiful. am tall, beautiful and sexy, i have a nice booty and it makes my boyfriend go crazy...

9/28/2022 12:35:56 PM

My daughters name is Abigail and we have been strict about people not using Abby and we have had great one messes up her name and she loves it!

9/27/2022 7:15:34 PM

my name is abigail and i love my name. alot of people call me abby with is ok

9/25/2022 6:25:28 AM

my name is Abigail too. and I love my name'so much. It's a biblical name actually, un bible Abigail is the third wife of king David. i've asked my mom where did she get her idea to named me she'said about Abigail is from the bible. I'm proud of my name. really cool people used to call me ABii

9/23/2022 11:31:00 AM

Abigail Grace is a beautiful name and means nice things too

9/22/2022 7:21:10 PM

Our daughters name is Abigail. We've called her Abby since birth but once she got old enough to start school, she'started calling he'self Abigail because there was another Abby in her class and I actually like Abigail even better! Her nicknames have been Abby, Abs, and Babs. Her dad and I call her Crabby Abby sometimes on her highly emotional days! :o)

9/21/2022 6:19:22 AM

no one's going to copy the name abicious cuz its weird

9/19/2022 9:24:26 PM

my name is Abigail Marie. I usally am called abbie but i used to hate it but now, i really like my full name abigail it makes me feel proud because not many people i know are named that. Plus everyone one I'meet always says oh if i had a girl i would have named her Abigail! ps. i hate gail! do not call me that!

9/16/2022 12:35:16 PM

Abigail Louise that goes by Abi. I stand by the camp that'supports Abi as the best way to spell Abi. At 20, I have finally found another Abigail that goes by Abi. it took awhile, but it happened! too many other Abbeys or Abbys or Abbies.

9/15/2022 10:25:54 AM

My name is Abigail, but I go by Abby. Most people call me Abby, but I love my true name; It'sounds graceful and beautiful! I was looking for variations of Abigail and I found 38 variations and 15 nicknames! :) My Hebrew name is Avigail; I love it too!

9/5/2022 11:32:58 PM

My name is Abigail, and when I was younger I didn't like it because most of my friends had newer and more common names like- alli, lexa, and so on...but now my name is really common and I love it! I am glad my parents named me for someone in the Bible.

9/1/2022 1:38:24 PM

My name's Abee, I love spelling it like that. I guess I like being called Abigail now ang again... but it can be a bit annoying, and... I dunno, just feels to serious for me! I'm bubbly little Abee! :)

8/24/2022 4:14:06 PM

my name is abigail !! An i love it,, its such a girly name !!

8/19/2022 10:46:30 PM

I havi have twins one of which is named Abigaille and her'sister is Annabelle i wanted them to have the'same same amount of letters in their names so i spelled it Abigaille. Has anyone else ever heard of thos spelling

8/5/2022 12:05:42 AM

oI'meu nome abigail e adoro meu nome , no encontro muIt's pessoas com esse nome mas tudo bem maravilhoso ser unico o significada desse nome mutivo de alegria e se eu fui um mutivo de alegria que bom espero sempre ser . e para aqueles que tem esse nome e no gosta envente um apelido bem legal ta e um grande beijo para todas as minhas charas .ha eu tenho 14 anos .

7/18/2022 11:05:24 PM

my name is abigail and i really like it it reminds me of president john adams wife the first lady Abigail adams. she is a good influence on people. it is an honor to have a name after a popular and inteligent is a very coooool name.

7/17/2022 3:58:48 PM

no they do not pronounce or spell it wrong but i love the name abigail it is so common

7/15/2022 9:59:42 AM

im the only one in my school named Abigail and so i feel unique and happy even'though It's a very common name. I luv the name Abigail and no one spells it wrong, especially my teache's. They just know how to spell it.

7/14/2022 3:41:42 PM

It's my name too and It's great. It's often spelt incorrectly. i've had lot's of variations but it I find it amusing not frustrating and best of all my Grandma and Uncle always mispronounce it. It's taught me great patience and developed a good sense of humor (I hope). I love the meaning most of all.

7/1/2022 8:15:18 PM

My name is Abigail Faith, but I go by Abbey. I was the only "abbey" at my school.

6/17/2022 10:23:06 AM

I am due in 8 weeks, and we plan on naming our little girl Abigail - will likely use Abby for short until she can decide what she prefers to go by.

6/8/2022 8:36:54 AM

I am planning to name my baby girl "Abigail". It'sounds so happy! I likes the meaning - Father rejoice.

5/29/2022 10:36:36 PM

MY name is Abbie and i love my name I'm 12 and It's Awesome cause you can spell your name ways Abbie, Abigail, Abagail, Abbi, Abby can anyone think of more??? =) I was born in Australia BTW! LOL

5/28/2022 6:14:42 PM

I have always loved this name but when I found out it was the number 8 most popular girls name, I knew I had to do something different. So my soon to be daughter's name will be Abygael Elaine. It seems almost celtic in the spelling and i haven't found it spelled that way anywhere else. Obviously, she will go by Abby. But this spelling is pronounced Abby- Gale. 2 Separate parts. Hope this helps!

5/20/2022 9:51:36 AM

my name is abigail and i know like 10 other people with my name itsw such a common name these days. yer and peopel oftent spell my name wrong as well.

5/16/2022 10:35:42 PM

My name is Abigail and I think It's very pretty and elegant.I never met anyone with my name It's unique and fits my personality perfectly.I go by Abbey.

5/15/2022 9:53:24 PM

Hi there. I'm seven months pregnant and since the first time I saw the name and It's meaning I knew I was going to call my daughter that. Her name will be spelled Abbigail!

5/3/2022 5:11:42 AM

My name is Mary but my mom's name is Abigail. Abigail is a beautiful name and I wish I was named it. My mom spells her nickname Abbey. But I like Abby much better

4/29/2022 6:57:00 AM

It's a fun name to say haha. i have a best friend named abigail smith (whIt'st name ever :D) hahah one girl couldnt pronounce it and said a bagel smith. but she was weird. anyway i kinda don't love it cuz It's so 1800s sounding but abby the nickname is super cute and my friend pulled it off well :)

3/28/2022 4:24:54 PM

its ok because i like the name but its not the best name i know

3/22/2022 1:12:18 AM

My name is Abigail and I love it. I was named after the only women at the time of my birth that was the wife of a president and also the mother of one...pretty impressive, Abigail Adams. Since then Barbara Bush has joined Abigail Adams.

3/16/2022 10:42:00 AM

I named my golden retri'ver Abigail and call her Abby. She has recently been diagnosed with a large tumor on her heart and only has a couple months left to live. I love her with all of my heart and am considering naming my first child after her. I'm looking for some alternative spellings for Abigail, though. Any ideas???

2/27/2022 2:16:12 PM

I know a 10 - 11 year old girl called Abigail...most people would nickname "Abigail" as Abbie, but she has spelt it like Abi, but recently now spells it like Abii. Isn't that'so cool!!

2/26/2022 1:33:54 PM

A very pretty name, but incredibly trendy--think of how much it will date a woman in 40 or 50 years, when'the trend has long since ended. It will sound frumpy/dowdy to most people, much like Mabel, Gertrude, or Ethel do now (names that were wildly popular at one time, but I bet parents naming their daughters those names never thought about the future, when'the trend would end!). Someday we'll have old folks' homes filled with Abigails, Emmas and Madisons. Better to go with a name that hasn't had such an extreme spike in popularity recently.

2/15/2022 2:57:36 PM

I love this name my sister has this name and like her the name is so unique and beautiful her second name is hazel which i think is also a unique choice,I would recommend this name i might even call my baby abigail(if i have one).

2/14/2022 9:34:30 PM

My youngest daughter is named Abigail and she is definitely an Abigail and not an Abby. She is very formidable, independent and persistant and the name'suits her beautifully.

1/22/2022 5:21:36 AM

I love the name Abigail especially whwn int's my name. Not many people mispronounce it and you get very cool nicknames from the name. Some people misspell it but so what. I was so glad when my parents named me Abigail. It's such a cool name

1/3/2022 1:00:36 PM

My aunty just had a baby, she is an Abigail (abby) Tharesea Mae, i love it but just found out the anitials say ATM, oh well!!!

12/27/2021 5:19:48 AM

My name is Abigail and I actually like it very much, except NOBODY spells it right. They spell it Abbygale and Abigale and Abegail and UGHH lol. My nickname is Abby. It's so cute!!

12/10/2021 1:34:48 AM

My name's Abigial! People call me Abby, though. I'm looking for a nicer nickname, but my friend knows me by Abiwhale or Abisnail. :\

11/27/2021 10:42:54 AM

My name is Abigail also but I often go by Abbie. The "ie" often'throws people off and they usually spell it with a y. I think the ie makes my name unique and I like it. i only wish that more people would spell it like that! Its funny that Abigail means "The Father rejoices" because I was born on my grandpa's birthday and he deffinately rejoiced!

11/25/2021 4:37:30 PM

I love my name it is abigail!i am 10 years old.i love my name never let it change

11/24/2021 2:05:24 PM

this is my favorite name for a girl. either arianna or journey.

11/18/2021 1:37:30 AM

My name is Abigail and I love my name! Also, did anyone know that Abigail means "Joy of the father?" I have met some other people with that name. In fact, I even have a cousin with my name too! I like to be called Abby. But my dad calls me Gabriella sometimes and Gabby because Gabriella is the other name he picked for me. My mom chose Abigail. And I know a MAN named Abigail! how weird is that?! LOL :D

11/13/2021 9:04:48 AM

My daughter Abigail was just born on dec 22, 08 she was 10 weeks early. Her daddy named her because of its meaning, "my fathe's joy". She is already daddy's little girl! I cannot wait until she comes home! We are so in love with her!

10/28/2021 8:46:48 AM

I'm abigail I did dent like it when I was little but now Ilike it and I live in scotland Ind I hate hoovering

10/19/2021 10:33:54 PM

My name is Abigail and I really love it! specially because it has a beautiful meaning. At first my mom wants to named me "Leslie" but that's a very common name there are many Leslie's in our neighborhood, so I'm glad my mother change her mind and named me "Abigail".

10/19/2021 1:31:12 AM

This is my name and although I like it, people almost always call me some kind of variant of it like katrina or corinna, which gets pretty annoying! I find that even after I correct people they still get it wrong. It is also a very difficult name to abbreviate. But I do get compliments on it quite often, so I am glad it is my name!

8/15/2021 4:05:06 PM

I love this name if I have another daughter I will name her this I have Ansleigh and Adam already my name is Addie and dad is Adam, we really like A names

7/30/2021 8:21:36 PM

My name is Abigail and i love it <3 People usually call me Abbie They mispell abigail alot but i dont care alot ..


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Abigail?
The origin of the name Abigail is Hebrew.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Abigail?
Father Of Exaltation
*️⃣ How many people are named Abigail?
Almost 376000 people are named Abigail.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Abigail?
The names of Abigail, Abby, Abbigail, Abbie, Abigale