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Abbott meaning and name origin
Abbott \a-bbo-tt\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Abbott is "father, priest". An abbot is the head of a religious community of monks living in a monastery, so the original bearers of this name (as a surname) may have worked for an abbot. Also, the name may have originated as a teasing nickname for a man with the grave and pious attitude associated with an abbot. Use as a first name occurred mostly in the 19th century. In the 1940s and early 1950s Bud Abbott served as a straight man to short chubby comedian Lou Costello.
Abbott has 11 variant forms: Ab, Abad, Abba, Abbe, Abe, Abbey, Abbie, Abbot, Abby, Abot and Abott.
Baby names that sound like Abbott are Abda, Abdi and Abid.
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Popularity of Abbott
Abbott is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#463 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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