Abigail

Pronunciation: a-hbe-e-ga-he
Origin: Israel
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Asia

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.

Abigail Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Abigail is currently #89 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Abigail is currently #35 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Abigail is currently #86 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Abigail is currently #35 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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