What does Abbey mean?
Abbey [abbey] as a name for girls (also used less widely as boys' name Abbey) has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Abbey is "father of exaltation". Abbey is an alternate form of Abigail (Hebrew).
(female) Albey, Aubey, ..
(male) Abaed, .. Middle name pairings:
Abbey Carissa (A.C.), ..
How popular is Abbey?
Abbey is a very popular first name for females (#1583 out of 4276, Top 37%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#6281 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Abbey was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #392 in the U.S. in 1999, and is at #1411 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Abigail (#7 in 2015), Abby (#437), Abbie (#1180), Abi, Abbi and Abbe are the prominent related forms of Abbey (#1411 in 2015) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Abigel, are uncommon. These relations of Abbey were at the apex of their popularity in the year 2002 (median #1025) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1290, down 36%). Abigail has historically been popular among parents, while forms such as Abbey are now less popular.
Abbey▼ is alike in pronunciation to Abia, Abiah, Ebba and Ibbie. Other recommended names are Abeer, Abree, Addey, Adey, Adley▲, Ailey, Aimey, Alby, Aley, Alley, Amber▼, Amey, Arley, Aubery, Aubrey▲, Aubry, Debbey, Jobey, Libbey, Robbey, Rubey, Tabbey and Tobey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Abbey.See names in meaning and etymology.