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Abby (girl)

What does Abby mean?

Abby Pronunciation of Abby as a name for girls (also used less commonly as boys' name Abby) is a Hebrew name, and the meaning of the name Abby is "father of exaltation". Abby is an alternate form of Abigail (Hebrew).



VARIANTS Abi, Abbye, Abbie, Abbi, Abbey, Abbee, Abba




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How popular is Abby?

Abby is a very prominent first name for females (#694 out of 4276, Top 16%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#56526 out of 150436, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Abby reached its apex rank of #163 in the U.S. in 2003, and is at #475 currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abby name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Abby outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Abbe, Abbey, Abbi, Abbie (#1722 IN 2018), Abi and Abigail (#11) are the prominent related forms of Abby (#475). Other variants, like Abbye, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Abby reached its most widespread 2 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 1%) and is somewhat lower today (ADOPTION 0.6%, 37% LESS), with versions such as Abbie becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abby, Abbe, Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abigail in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Abby, Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abi, Abigail outside U.S.

Similar Names

Abby is pronounced similarly to Abia, Abiah, Eba, Ebba, Ebo, Ibbie and Oba. Other recommended sound-alike names are Abebi, Abir, Abra, Abri, Addy, Adey, Ady, Aggy, Agy, Aimy, Alba, Alby, Aley, Alfy (see Alfreda), Ally, Alvy, Amey, Amy, Andy, Angy, Anny, Arly, Ashby, Aubry, Bobby, Debby, Fiby, Gaby, Joby, Libby, Liby, Robby, Ruby, Tabby, Tibby and Toby. These names tend to be less commonly used than Abby.

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