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    Popularity of the name Abigail

    According to the Social Security Administration, Abigail was the 17th most popular baby girl’s name in America in 2021 and the 13th in 2020! It held the 11th spot in 2018 and 2019, and was the 10th most popular girl’s name in 2017, 8th in 2016, and 7th in 2015! So, this beautiful has stayed very popular over the last few years!

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    History and meaning of the name Abigail

    The name Abigail is of Hebrew origin and means “Fountain of Joy” and “Father’s Joy and Blessing.” In the Old Testament, Abigail was the wife of David, and she was beautiful, wise and prophetic.

    The meaning of the name “Abigail” is consistent across several languages, countries and cultures, and LindseyBoo Creations strives for accuracy in researching the origins and meanings of names. If you have a special meaning for your Abigail, however, please let us know and we will custom-write it for you (at no additional charge)!

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    Famous People named Abigail

    Famous Abigail’s include Abigail Van Buren of the syndicated newspaper column “Dear Abby” fame, whose sage advice guided and entertained many of us for decades; Abigail Breslin, the American actress who as a child starred in “Little Miss Sunshine”; and Abigail Adams, wife and closest advisor of President John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams, who followed in his father’s footsteps to also become President of the United States.

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    Your Abigail

    Is your Abigail a true fountain of joy and a blessing in your life? I’m sure she is! I love to hear from our customers about how the meanings of their loved ones’ names really do match their names!

    I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the many variations we have for the lovely name Abigail, and the various art backgrounds and mat combinations shown here in this blog that go so beautifully with this wonderful name! Please remember that any name can be combined with any art background and mat combination of your choice.

    Thank you for reading my blog about Abigail! Have fun perusing our website, looking up the names of your family, friends and loved ones – and in the rare event we don’t have the name that you’re looking for, I am happy to write it for you at no extra charge!

    Frequently asked questions about the name Abigail (FAQ)

    Is Abigail a strong name?

    Yes, Abigail is a strong feminine name with deep biblical and historical ties, Abigail is a great choice for parents-to-be. Famous Abigails include first ladies Abigail Adams and Abigail Fillmore and actress Abigail Breslin.

    Is the name Abigail common?

    According to Social Security Administration data, Abigail has been consistently popular throughout the last decade, peaking in popularity at position four in 2005. It was in the top ten position from 2001 to 2017.

    How Popular is the Name Abigail?

    How Popular Is the Name Abigail? The name Abigail is very popular. For babies born in 2021, it was in the top 17 names given to girls.

    What is short for Abigail?

    There are several nicknames that can be derived from the name Abigail: AbbeyAbbiAbbieAbby. Lindseyboo.com has many hard to find variations on the strong feminine name Abigail.

    How popular was the name Abigail in 2021?

    How common is the name Abigail for a baby born in 2021? Abigail was the 17th most popular girls name and 10,736th most popular boys name. In 2021 there were 6,938 baby girls and only 6 baby boys named Abigail. 1 out of every 256 baby girls and 1 out of every 310,108 baby boys born in 2021 are named Abigail.

    Is Abby a pretty name?

    Yes! Abby is a cute and snappy version of Abigail and a good choice for contemporary parents who prefer the no-nonsense simplicity of this two-syllable nickname. Abby also seems to convey a tomboy-coolness on little girls, and yet ages nicely into a ‘Dear Abby’.

    How old is the name Abigail?

    The name Abigail was brought to America by Puritan colonists way back in the 17th century. It was the Puritans and other Christian dissenters who opted for lesser known names from the Bible as an act of modesty (and it was they who revived most of the Old Testament Hebrew names).

    Why is Abigail such a popular name?

    The name Abigail has been among the Top 20 girls’ names for many years and one of the most popular girls’ names starting with A —favored for its slightly proper vintage charm.

    How many ways can you spell Abigail?

    Abigail is the traditional English spelling of this name. But many spelling variations have been invented over time, from Abagail to Abegail to Abigale and Abigayle. Lindseyboo.com has several hard to find variations of Abigail.

    Is Abigail an English name?

    The name Abigail is primarily a female name of Hebrew origin that means Joy of The Father. The most common nickname for Abigail is Abby. Other nicknames include Abbie, Ab, Abster, and Gail.

    Is Abby short for Abigail?

    Yes, Abby is a common nickname for Abigail. Although the name Abby may very well be given as the primary name for a girl, it is more typically a shortened version of Abigail.

    What is the most common spelling of Abby?

    Depending on your preference, Abby is the most popular spelling in the U.S., followed by the sweetly old-fashioned Abbie, and then, the cute variation of Abbey.

    Is Abigail a religious name?

    Abigail is a traditionally feminine name. It comes from Hebrew and the Bible and means “one who brings joy” or “Father’s joy.” In the Old Testament, Abigail was King David’s third wife (the text refers to her as ‘good in discretion and beautiful in form’).

    What sibling names go with Abigail?

    Good names for siblings of “Abigail” (“Abby”) are Gabrielle (“Gabby”), and Tabitha (“Tabby”).

    If you enjoy reading about the popularity and meanings of names, check out my in-depth article “What’s in a Name?”

    What’s in a name?

    Here is a short excerpt:

    “We believe all children are gifts to our world, and their beautiful, deeply thought-out names deserve to be memorialized in poetry, meant to not only capture the wonderful feelings the gift giver has for the recipient, but also the wonderful characteristics and attributes of the recipient.

    As King Solomon aptly stated, “A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.”

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