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What does Abby mean?

Abby \a(b)-by\ as a name for girls (also used less commonly as boys' name Abby) has the meaning "father of exaltation". Abby is a form of Abigail (Hebrew). Very well-known as a birth name for girls.


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

Abby has 35 more related variations via Abigail: Abagael, Abagail, Abagale, Abageal, Abagil, Abaigael, Abbe, Abbegail, Abbegale, Abbigael, Abbigai, Abbigail, Abbigale, Abbigayle, Abbygael, Abbygail, Abbygale, Abegail, Abegale, Abgail, Abigael, Abigal, Abigale, Abigall, Abigayl, Abigayle, Abigel, Abigil, Gael, Gail, Gaila, Gal, Gale, Gayel and Gayle.


Abby is a very prominent first name for females (#694 out of 4276, Top 16%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#53208 out of 88799, Top 60%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Abby for girls. Abby reached its apex rank of #163 in the U.S. in 2003, and is at #389 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Abby name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Abby and related names. Abagail, Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abbigail (#857 in 2014), Abi, Abigail (#8), Abigale, Abigayle, Gail, Gale and Gayle are the prominent related forms of Abby (#389 in 2014). Adoption of this girl name reached its most widespread in the year 2003 and is now much less, with versions such as Abbey, Abbie, Abbigail, Abigale and Gayle becoming somewhat dated. Abby (#389) and Abigail (#8) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names among these, with both names having a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Abagail, Abbey, Abbie, Abbigail, Abby, Abigail, Abigale, Abigayle, Gail, Gale, Gayle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Abby is pronounced similarly to Abia and Ebba. Another recommended similar baby name is Alby. These names tend to be less commonly used than Abby.