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What does Abbey mean?

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



VARIANTS Abbie, Abby

OTHER FORMS VIA ABBIE, ABBOTT, ABELARD, ABNER Ab, Abad, Abba, Abbe, Abbot, Abe, Abel, Abna, Abnar, Abnor, Abo, Abot, Abott, Avner, Ebbie, Ebby, Ebner

(male) Albey, ..

(female) Abay, ..

Abbey Timothy (A.T.), ..

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?

Popular variation forms of Abbey (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Abel (#137 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Abner (#1013), Abbas (#1922), Ab, Abbie, Abbott, Abe and Ebbie. Other variants, like Abnor, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Abbey reached its highest 1 year ago (AVERAGE #1615) and has remained as widespread to this day (#1634, 7% LESS USAGE), but with the version Abe falling out of fashion. Abel is the most chic baby name in this compilation. (2016 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 Abba, Abey, Abia, Abiah, Abie, Abo, Ebbie, Ebby and Obie. Other recommended sound-alike names are Abbas, Abbe, Abbot, Abdel, Abe, Abeer, Abel, 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.