What does Abby mean?
Abby \a(b)-by\ 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 a form of Abigail (Hebrew).
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 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)
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 these girl names reached its most widespread in 2003 (usage of 0.3017%) and is now much less (usage 0.1343%, down 55.5%), 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)