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pinWhat does Abby mean?

Abby /ab-by/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls (also used less commonly as boys' name Abby). Abby's name origin is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Abby is "father of exaltation". Abby is an alternate form of Abigail (Hebrew) with the suffix -y.


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

Abby has 35 more relations 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.

Kreatif forms: Abai, Aiabby, Aiby. [more]

pinHow popular is Abby?

Abby is a very prominent first name for females (#694 out of 4276, Top 16%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#56526 out of 150436, Top 38%). (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). Variants like Abbygail are seldom used. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread in 2003 (usage of 0.3017%) and is now much less (usage 0.1343%, 55.5% 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, and there is a rekindling in birth name popularity for both names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Abby, Abagail, Abbey, Abbie, Abbigail in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Abigail, Abigale, Abigayle, Gail, Gale, Gayle in U.S.

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

pinSimilar 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.