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Origin: Ghana
Region Origin: Western Africa

The name Abby is a shortened version of the female name Abigail, which has Hebrew origins. It is composed of two elements: 'av' meaning 'father' and 'gil' meaning 'joy'. In Hebrew Baby Names, the meaning of the name Abby is "father rejoiced" or "father's joy". In American Baby Names, the meaning is also associated with "father rejoiced" or "father's joy," and it refers to the intelligent and beautiful Abigail, who was Old Testament King David's third wife. Abby can be used as a gender-neutral name, but it is more commonly given to girls.

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