Meaning and name origin
Abby \a(b)-by\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Abby), is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Abby is "father of exaltation". Abby 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 is a very popular first name for females (#694 out of 4276, Top 16%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#53208 out of 88799, Top 60%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Abby for girls. Abby reached its highest rank of #163 in the U.S. in 2003. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Abby and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Abigail (#8), Abby (#389), Abbie, Abbi and Abbey. (2014 statistics).