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What does Abey mean?

Abey /abey/ as a name for boys. Abey's root is Hebrew, and Abey means "breath, vapour; father of a multitude (of nations); high father". Abey is a variant form, with the suffix -y, 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).


Abey has 1 variant: Abie.

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

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

(female) Aba, Abeya, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is a comparison of the history of the boy name Abey and associated names. Ab, Abe, Abel (#164 a year ago), Abie, Abraham (#180), Abram (#377) and Avi (#1055) are the prominent alternative forms of Abey (unlisted) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Abey is well-received among parents in 2014 (average #1110), except for the form Abe which has become less in vogue. Abel, Abraham and Abram are three of the more fashionable birth names here. (2014 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.