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What does Abi mean?

Abi \a-bi\ as a girls' name. Abi's root is Hebrew, and the name Abi means "father of exaltation". Abi is a derivative of Abigail (Hebrew).


Abi has 7 variants: Abba, Abbee, Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abby and Abbye.

Abi has 35 more related forms 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.


Abi is an unusual given name for women. Abi is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Abi for girls. Abi reached its highest position of #77 in Scotland in 2007, but is not in the Top 100 at the moment. (2013 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Prominent alternative forms of Abi appearing in the Top 1000 are Abigail (#8 last year), Abby (#389), Abbigail (#857), Abigayle, Gail, Gayle, Gale, Abigale, Abbey, Abbi, Abbie and Abagail. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex in the year 2003 (usage of 0.3017%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.1343%, down 55.5%), with forms such as Abbigail, Abbie, Abbey, Abigale and Gayle becoming somewhat outmoded. Abigail (#8) and Abby (#389) are two of the more trendy baby names here, and there is also a resurgence in baby name popularity for Abby and Abigail. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Abi and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Abagail, Abbey, Abbie, Abbigail, Abby, Abigail, Abigale, Abigayle, Gail, Gale, Gayle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Abi is alike in pronunciation to Abia, Abiah, Eba, Ebo and Oba. Other suggested similar baby names are Abir, Abri, Adi, Afia, Agi, Aki, Ali, Ami, Ari, Ava, Ave and Avia. These names tend to be more frequently used than Abi.