What is the meaning of the name Abigail?

The name Abigail is primarily a female name of Hebrew origin that means Joy Of The Father.

The most common nickname for Abigail is Abby. Other nicknames include Abbie, Ab, Abster, and Gail.

Famous people with the name Abigail include actresses Abigail Breslin and Abbie Cornish. Abigail Adams and Abigail Fillmore were married to American presidents. Abigail is also a common name among Hawaiian princesses. In addition, Abigail Van Buren was the name used by Pauline Philips in her "Dear Abby" advice column.

Fictional Abigails include book characters such as Mother Abigail in Stephen King's The Stand and Abigail Zenobia in Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein. TV Abigails include Abby Lockhart from ER and Abby Sciuto from NCIS.

Different Spellings of the name Abigail:

Abigael, Abigaile, Abaigeal, Abagail, Abigale, Abbigail, Abigayle, Abbigayle, Abbygail, Abigal, Abbegail

People who like the name Abigail also like:

Charlotte, Amelia, Olivia, Emma, Ava, Sophia, Audrey, Benjamin, Liam, Ethan, Caleb, Jacob, Alexander, Gabriel

Names like Abigail:

Avigail, Apikalia, Afzal

Stats for the Name Abigail

checkmark Abigail is currently #40 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Abigail is currently #24 in U.S. births

Songs about Abigail

Click button to listen on iTunes

Abigail - King Diamond
Abigail's Song - Grandbob
Abigail, Belle of Kilronan - The Magnetic Fields