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What does Abi mean?

Abi Pronunciation of Abi [abi] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and the name Abi means "father of exaltation". Abi is a version of Abigail (Hebrew).


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

8 more related forms via Abigail: Abagil, Abbe, Abgail, Abigal, Abigel, Abigil, Gail and Gal.

Creative forms:
(female) Abee, Arbi, ..

(male) Aar, Abis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Abi Irene (A.I.), ..

How popular is Abi?

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

Abi reached its highest position of #77 in Scotland in 2007, but is not in the Top 100 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abi name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Abi appearing in the Top 2000 are Abigail (#7 from recent data), Abby (#437), Abbie (#1180), Abbey (#1411), Gail, Abbi and Abbe. Other forms, like Abigel, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Abi reached its apex in the year 2002 (usage of 1.3%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.83%, 36.3%). Abigail is the all-time favorite, while forms such as Abby have lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abbe, Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abby in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abigail, Gail in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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

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