What does Abbe mean?
(female) Abber, Albe, ..
(male) Abal, Abave, .. Middle name pairings:
Abbe Rosie (A.R.), ..
How popular is Abbe?
Abbe is a rare first name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#18938 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Abbe was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #1588 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Abbe listed in the Top 2000 are Abbey (#1411 last year), Abbi, Abbie (#1180), Abby (#437), Abi, Abigail (#7) and Gale. Adoption of these forms of Abbe was more pronounced among parents 13 years ago (median #1146) and is somewhat lower today (#1379, down 36.3%). Abigail has been the most popular choice, while forms like Abbey used to be popular.
Abbe is alike in pronunciation to Aoibhe, Ebbe, Eubh and Ib. Other suggested similar names are Abame, Abebi, Abeer, Abia, Abir, Abra, Abree, Abri, Adde, Ade, Adie, Agie, Agye, Aide, Ailbe, Aime, Aine, Alba, Alby, Alie, Alle, Aloe, Amber▼, Ambre, Ame, Amee, Amie▼, Amye, Ande, Ange, Anke, Anne▼, Arie, Ase, Aubre, Aude, Aure, Ave, Avie, Babe, Bebe, Bobbe, Elbe, Febe, Gabbe (see Gabrielle), Hebe and Tobe. These names tend to be more commonly used than Abbe.See names in meaning and etymology.