What does Abby mean?
Abby /ab-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 an alternate form of Abigail (Hebrew) with the suffix -y.
Abby has 1 more relation via Abigail: Abbe.Kreatif forms:
(female) Abay, Abiby, ..
(male) Abar, Abbyn, ..
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. Demographics)
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 2000 Names, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Abby and related names. Abbe, Abbey (#1430 in 2014), Abbi, Abbie (#1052), Abi and Abigail (#8) are the prominent related forms of Abby (#389 in 2014). Other variants, like Abbye, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Abby reached its most widespread a decade ago (adoption of 1.3%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.9%, 33% less), with versions such as Abbie becoming less trendy. Abigail is the most contemporarily stylish birth name among these.
Abby is pronounced similarly to Abia, Abiah, Eba, Ebba, Ebo, Ibbie and Oba. Other recommended names are Abebi, Abir, Abra, Abri, Addy, Adey, Ady, Aggy, Agy, Aimy, Alba, Alby, Aley, Alfy (see Alfreda), Ally, Alvy, Amey, Amy▼, Andy, Angy, Anny, Arly, Ashby, Aubry, Bobby▼, Debby▼, Fiby, Gaby, Joby, Libby▲, Liby, Robby, Ruby▼, Tabby, Tibby and Toby. These names tend to be less commonly used than Abby.