Meaning and name origin
Abey \a-bey\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Abey is "breath, vapour". Abey is a variant of Abe (Hebrew): short form of Abner, Abraham, and Abram. Also a variant of Abel (Hebrew): from the Hebrew name Hevel, and the meaning implies vanity.
Abey has 1 variant form: Abie.
Abey is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Abey and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Abel (#164), Abraham (#180), Abram (#377) and Abe. (2014 statistics).