Abby Name Meaning & Origin

Abby

Pronunciation: A-bee (key)

Origin of the name Abby:

Short form of Abigail, which is derived from the Hebrew avigayil (father of exaltation, father is rejoicing).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Abbie, Abi, Abigail

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Comments and insights on the name Abby: | Edit

A nice name for an Abyssinian cat.

Personal experiences with the name Abby: | Edit

I have a sister named Abby, short for Abigail. How Beautiful!
way too popular i would go with Abba as a close 2nd if you really wanted a name like this

My name is Abby, and it's NOT short for Abigail. I hate it when people say my full name is Abigail. When it isn't. It's just Abby. Anyway, Abby is a great name.

Nicknames for Abby: | Edit

Abb's, Abbie, Ab, Abs, Abba, Ay-Bee, Bee, Absta,

Meanings and history of the name Abby: | Edit

From Abigail, meaning Joy of the Father

Famous real-life people named Abby: | Edit

Abby Leigh, model

Abby in song, story & screen: | Edit

Abbey Road- Beatles Album
Abby Sciuto, NCIS character
Abby, main character in the movie "Bad Night"

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