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What does Abey mean?

Abey Pronunciation of Abey [abey] as a name for boys has its root in Hebrew, and Abey means "breath, vapour; father of a multitude (of nations); high father". Abey is a variant form of Abe (Hebrew): short variant of Abner. Abey is also a form of Abel (Hebrew): from the Hebrew name Hevel. Abey is also used as a form of Abraham (Hebrew) and Abram (Hebrew).

Associated with: high (great).


Abey has 1 variant: Abie.

8 more alternative forms via Abe, Abel, Abraham, Abram: Ab, Abele, Abell, Able, Abran, Abriel, Avel and Avi.

Creative forms:
(male) Abeyd, Abley, ..

(female) Aba, Abeya, ..

Middle name pairings:
Abey Pierson (A.P.), ..

How popular is Abey?

Abey is a rare first name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#80216 out of 150436, Top 53%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Ab, Abe (#1841 a year ago), Abel (#125), Abie, Abraham (#170), Abram (#383) and Avi (#946) are the prominent alternative forms of Abey (unlisted) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Abey was well-received among parents in 2015 (average #1066), except for the form Abe which has become less in vogue. Abel, Abraham, Abram and Avi are four of the more fashionable birth names here. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ab, Abe, Abel, Abie, Abraham in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abram, Avi in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Abey is alike in pronunciation to Abba, Abbey, Abbie, Abby, Abia, Abiah, Abo, Ebby, Obi and Obie. Other suggested similar names are Abad, Abbe, Abda, Abdel, Abdi, Abert, Abid, Abiel, Abir, Abner, Abot, Abyel, Ace, Acee, Acel, Acer, Acey, Addy, Adel, Adney, Aed, Alben, Alec, Alek, Alen, Alfey, Alfy, Algey, Algy, Alley, Alvy, Aly, Amby, Amery, Andy, Angy, Arel, Arley, Arney, Arny, Arty, Arvy, Ary, Ase, Ashbey, Atef, Atley, Aube, Auben, Aubery (see Aubrey), Aubrey, Aubry, Audey, Ave, Avery, Avry, Axel, Frey, Grey, Hobey, Joey, Kobey, Rey, Tobey and Trey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Abey.

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