Abbey Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Abigail:
From the Hebrew Avigayil, which is derived from avigayil (father of exaltation, father is rejoicing). The name was borne in the Bible by one of the wives of King David. Tha name also took on the meaning of "a lady's maid," due in part to its use as the name of a maid in the play The Scornful Lady, by Beaumont and Fletcher, in 1616.
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- Comments and insights on the name Abbey: | Edit
I'm a huge Beatles fan and wanted a name that wasn't too Beatles-fan but also paid respects to my favorite band. I lived in London for a while and Abbey Road was my favorite place in the city. I often sat there just to read the newspaper and met lots of great people there from all over the world. Sitting there it became obvious that I should pick this name to both honor the Beatles and my favorite place in my favorite city.
I know a couple who actually named their baby girl Abbey Road. Now I like the Beatles as much as the next gal, but I that completely over the top. Abbey Rose would have done the trick.
VARIANTS: Abbi, Abbie, Abby, Gail, Gale, Gayla, Gayle, Gaila
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Abigail (Biblical), Abigaia (Biblical Greek), 'Avigayil (Biblical Hebrew), Abigail (Biblical Latin), Abigail (German), Apikalia (Hawaiian), Avigail (Hebrew), Abigél (Hungarian), Abi (Scottish), Abigaíl (Spanish)
- Personal experiences with the name Abbey: | Edit
My best friends name is abbey is is practically the only abbey I know who spells it that way. There are loads of other abbeys at school but she's the only cool one because she spells it that way. She has the same name as abbey crouch (abbey Clancy) but she gets annoyed because she was the first abbey crouch. Her name on her birth certificate is abbey not Abigail though once a few years ago as a joke I used to call her Abigail
- Nicknames for Abbey: | Edit
Abbey doo dah
Abbey food dah
- Meanings and history of the name Abbey: | Edit
An abbey, from Latin abbatia; a monastery or convent under the supervision of an abbot or an abbess.
Diminutive of ABIGAIL.
- Famous real-life people named Abbey: | Edit
Abbey Lincoln, American jazz singer and actress.
Abbey Lee, Australian model.
Abbey Clancy, married to Peter Crouch
Abbey Ray Fabian (b. 2010), daughter of American film, stage, and television actor Patrick Fabian
- Abbey in song, story & screen: | Edit
Abbey Road, the final album recorded by the Beatles.
Abigail "Abbey" Bartlet, fictional character played by Stockard Channing on the television drama, The West Wing.