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Origin: Ghana
Region Origin: Western Africa

Abigail is a feminine given name with its origins in the Biblical Hebrew language. The name is derived from the Hebrew words "ab," meaning "father," and "g-y-l," meaning "to rejoice". The most common meaning of Abigail is "my father's joy". In the Hebrew Bible, Abigail was the wife of King David and was described as an intelligent, beautiful, and loyal woman. The name Abigail has been used predominantly in biblical contexts and has been associated with various translations and forms in different languages. In the 17th century, the name became a slang term for a servant, especially after the release of the play "The Scornful Lady" (1616), which featured a character named Abigail. The name went out of fashion at that point but was revived in the 20th century.

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