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Abby meaning and name origin
Abby \a(b)-by\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Abby), has the meaning "father of exaltation" and is a variant of Abigail (Hebrew), biblical: the name of King David's third wife, described as "good in discretion and beautiful in form".
Abby has 6 variant forms: Abba, Abbee, Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abbye.
Abby is also pronounced similarly to Abia and Ebba. Other suggested similar baby names are Abbe and Alby.
Popularity of Abby
Abby is a very popular first name for females (#694 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#53208 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Abby name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Abby with its variant forms and related girl baby names.