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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 has 6 variant forms: Abba, Abbee, Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abbye.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Abby name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Abby outside U.S.

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Abbey, Abbie, Abby, Abigail in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abby, Abigail outside U.S.

Similar Names

Abby is also pronounced similarly to Abia and Ebba. Other suggested similar baby names are Abbe and Alby. These names tend to be less commonly used than Abby.