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What does Abbey mean?

Abbey Pronunciation of Abbey [abbey] as a boys' name (also used more generally as girls' name Abbey). Short form of Abbott, Abelard and Abner. Political activist Abbie Hoffman.


Abbey has 2 variants: Abbie and Abby.

Affiliated boy name: Abbas.

17 more different relations via Abbie, Abbott, Abelard, Abner: Ab, Abad, Abba, Abbe, Abbot, Abe, Abel, Abna, Abnar, Abnor, Abo, Abot, Abott, Avner, Ebbie, Ebby and Ebner.

Creative forms:
(male) Albey, Asbey, ..

(female) Abay, Abbin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Abbey Blaine (A.B.), ..

How popular is Abbey?

Abbey is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#6281 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Abbey (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Abel (#125 the previous year), Abner (#1018), Abe (#1841), Abbas (#1941), Ebbie, Abbott, Abbie and Ab. Other variants, like Abnor, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Abbey was at its highest in 2015 (average #1615), except for the version Abe which has fallen out of fashion. Abel is the most chic baby name in this compilation. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ab, Abbas, Abbie, Abbott, Abe in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abel, Abner, Ebbie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Abbey and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Abbey is pronounced similarly to Abey, Abia, Abiah, Abie and Obie. Other recommended names are Abdel, Abeer, Abiel, Able, Abyel, Acey, Adley, Adney, Alben, Alby, Alfey, Algey, Alley, Amby, Arley, Arney, Ashbey, Atley, Aube, Auben, Aubery (see Aubrey), Aubrey, Aubry, Audey, Bobbey, Cobey, Hobey, Kobey and Tobey. These names tend to be more commonly used than Abbey.