What 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). Compare last name Abey.
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▼.Kreatif forms: Abbyan, Abiby, Anabby. [more]
How 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)
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%, 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)