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Abba (girl)

What does Abba mean?

Abba Pronunciation of Abba [ab-ba] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Abba) is a Hebrew name, and the meaning of the name Abba is "father of exaltation". Abba is an alternate spelling of Abigail (Hebrew).


Abba has 7 variants: Abbee, Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abby, Abbye and Abi.

4 more alternative forms via Abigail: Abbe, Abbigai, Abgail and Abigal.

1 masculine form: Abbas.

Creative forms:
(female) Amba, Auba, ..

(male) Abal, Abay, ..

Middle name pairings:
Abba Nia (A.N.), ..

How popular is Abba?

Abba is an unusual first name for females but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#78838 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Abba (unlisted) are Abbe, Abbey (#1411 the previous year), Abbi, Abbie (#1180), Abby (#437), Abi and Abigail (#7). Usage of these forms of Abba reached its peak in 2002 (adoption of 1.3%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.8%, 36% less), with forms like Abby becoming less fashionable. Abigail is the most trendy name for newborns in this compilation. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abbe, Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abby, Abigail in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abby, Abi, Abigail outside U.S.

Similar Names

Abba is pronounced similarly to Abia, Abiah, Eba, Ebba, Ebo, Eubha, Ibbie and Oba. Other suggested similar names are Abebi, Abena, Abida, Abila, Abina, Abir, Abra, Abraba, Abrah, Abri, Ada, Adda, Adia, Adiba, Adra, Afia, Afra, Afua, Agna, Aida, Aja, Ala, Alba, Albia, Alda, Alea, Alfa, Alia, Alla, Alma, Alta, Alva, Alya, Ambar, Amma, Amya, Ana, Ania, Anja, Anka, Anna, Anya, Aria, Arna, Arza, Asha, Asia, Asma, Asta, Asya, Atha, Aura, Ava, Avia, Ayla, Ayva, Azia, Azra, Baba, Beba, Bebba, Hiba, Kiba, Liba, Reba, Saba and Zuba. These names tend to be more frequently used than Abba.

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