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Abbe (girl)

What does Abbe mean?

Abbe Pronunciation of Abbe [abbe] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Abbe) is of Hebrew origin, and the name Abbe means "father of exaltation". Abbe is a version of Abigail (Hebrew).

Variations

10 related forms via Abigail: Abba, Abbee, Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abby, Abbye, Abi, Abigel and Gale.

Creative forms:
(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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abbe name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Abbe outside U.S.

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.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abigail, Gale in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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