What does Abigail mean?

Abigail means "my father rejoices"

How do we pronounce Abigail?

Abigail \a-bi-gai(l), ab-iga-il\ is a female's name. It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables.

The baby girl name Abigail is pronounced as AEBihGeyL (English) or AABiyGayL (German) 1.

1 Pronunciation for Abigail: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)"

What is the origin of Abigail?

Abigail is used predominantly in English, German, and Hebrew, and its origin is Hebrew. Abigail's meaning is my father rejoices, joy of my father. Biblical name derived from the elements 'av' which means father ; 'giyl' which means joy, rejoice. Abigajil (Hebrew), Avigayil (Hebrew), and Awigajil (Hebrew) are old forms of the name. In the Bible, Abigail was the intelligent and beautiful wife of Nabal of Carmel, who later became King David's third wife. The name was also borne by King David's sister, and by the mother of Absalom's captain Amasa. As a result of the appearances in the Bible, the name was widely adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century. Abigail was also commonly used as a name for ladies' maids in literature, for instance in Beaumont and Fletcher's play The Scornful Ladie (1616). This use is congruent with the biblical Abigail, who described herself to David in the Bible as 'thy servant'. As a result, the name was also used as a slang term for a servant during the 18th century and therefore lost some of its popularity. Its decline was also due to Abigail Masham (1680-1734), the unpopular lady-in-waiting to Queen Anne. In literature, notable bearers comprise the ill-fated daughter of Barabas in The Jew of Malta (1589 or 1590) and the manipulative Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller's play The Crucible (1950s). The name can also be taken as the Anglicized form of name Gobnait in Ireland. The name Abigail is used to a great extent; it has 84 variations that are used in both English and other languages. English variations comprise Aabbee meaning of name, nicknames for Abagale, what does the name Abagil mean, what does the name Abaigeal mean, meaning of Abbagail, Abbe name variations, Abbea name variations, what does the name Abbeigh mean, Abbiegail name variations, nicknames for Abbiegayle, Abbigael definition, Abbigal name variations, nicknames for Abbigayl, Abbygael meaning of name, Abbygail meaning and origin, Abbygale pronounciation, short names for Abbygayle, nicknames for Abeey, Abegail name popularity (used in Spanish too), Abegale meaning of name, name Abegayle, Abey pronounciation, what does the name Abgail mean, name Abgale, nicknames for Abgayle, short names for Abhy, what does the name Abichail mean, Abichayil name variations, name Abie, Abigael name popularity, Abigaile meaning and origin, Abigaill name popularity, Abigal meaning of name (used in Dutch too), Abigall definition, Abigel meaning, nicknames for Abigial, what does the name Abigil mean, meaning of Abihail, short names for Abugail, baby name Aby, meaning of Abygail, name Abygayle, short names for Avagail, meaning of Avagale, Avagayle name popularity, baby name Avichayil, name Avigale meaning, Avihail pronounciation, Gaila name popularity, and Gaile definition. Other English forms comprise the contracted forms Gael name variations, Gail name popularity, Gale meaning of name, Gayel definition, Gayl name popularity, and Gayle meaning of name, the diminutive forms nicknames for Abba, nicknames for Abbee, name Abbey (used in Irish too), name Abbi, Abbie name popularity (used in Irish too), Abby meaning and origin (used in German too), and Abbye name popularity, and the spelling variants what does the name Abagael mean, meaning of Abagail, Abageal meaning of name, short names for Abaigael, Abbegail name popularity, nicknames for Abbegale, Abbigail name (used in German too), Abbigale name, what does the name Abbigayle mean, Abigale name variations, Abigayl name popularity, and Abigayle meaning of name. Variations of Abigail used in other languages comprise name Abiageal origin (Irish), meaning of Abigaíl (Spanish), Abigayil definition (Hebrew), nicknames for Apikalia (Hawaiian), name Avigail (Hebrew), Avigayil meaning and origin (Hebrew), and Gobinet name (Irish). The contracted forms baby name Abi (Scottish) and name Gaëlle meaning (French) are other foreign variants. Abigail is very popular as a baby name for girls. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1940s. At the peak of its usage in 2003, 0.795% of baby girls were named Abigail. It ranked at #6 then. In 2010, its usage was 0.728% and its ranking #7, and it was the most popular out of all girl names in its group. In 2010, 12 times more girls were named Abigail than the next most popular name, name Abby meaning.

The following famous people share the name Abigail:

  • Actress Abigail Breslin, born 14 April 1996, New York, New York
  • US First Lady Abigail Adams, born Abigail Smith, 11 November 1744 - 28 October 1818, Weymouth, Massachusetts.

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The baby name Abigail fun facts:

The name Abigail in reverse order is "Liagiba".

The numerological value of the name Abigail is number 5, which means expansiveness, visionary, adventure, the constructive use of freedom.

How popular is Abigail?

Abigail is in the top names in USA.

Source: https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames