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What does Abbot mean?

Abbot Pronunciation of Abbot as a boys' name has its root in Old English, and the name Abbot means "father, priest". Abbot is a version of Abbott (Old English).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, priest (monk)


VARIANTS Abott, Abot

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA ABBOTT Ab, Abad, Abba, Abbe, Abbey, Abbie, Abby, Abe

(male) Abat, ..

(female) Abdie, ..

Abbot Josiah (A.J.), ..

How popular is Abbot?

Abbot is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#26306 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Ab, Abbie, Abbott and Abe (#1859 A YEAR AGO) are the prominent related forms of Abbot (NOT RANKED). Usage of these relations of Abbot was at its most widespread a century ago and is now much lower, with the form Abe becoming less in vogue. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ab, Abbie, Abbott, Abe in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Abbas, Abert, Abnor, Abo, Adnot, Alcot, Amyot, Arnot, Ascot, Cabbot and Cabot. Like Abbot, these names are not frequently used.

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