Abbey Name Meaning & Origin

Abbey

Pronunciation: AB-ee (key)

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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Meanings and history of the name Abbey

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

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

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.

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