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Meaning and Origin of the Name: Abigail

It is a : girl !

It is a: girl !


The name: Abigail, is a girl name, and its origin is: Hebrew.

What does Abigail mean?

The meaning of Abigail is: "The father's joy" in Hebrew. In the Bible, Abigail is King David's intelligent and beautiful third wife. Because the biblical Abigail describes herself as King David's handmaid, it's a name often given to ladies' maids in literature. (Gender: girl)

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This name Abigail is popular and it was listed 91 times amongst the top 1000 names in U.S. in the previous 136 since 1880:
Year Rank # Babies per Million
[2014] #8 6,183
[2013] #8 6,449
[2012] #7 6,548
[2011] #7 6,847
[2010] #7 7,275
[2009] #8 7,109
[2008] #8 7,250
[2007] #8 7,338
[2006] #6 7,486
[2005] #4 7,772
[2004] #6 7,657
[2003] #6 7,946
[2002] #7 7,752
[2001] #8 7,480
[2000] #14 6,564
[1999] #18 6,003
[1998] #18 5,726
[1997] #25 5,042
[1996] #32 4,485
[1995] #36 4,072
[1994] #42 3,715
[1993] #67 2,629
[1992] #86 1,990
[1991] #92 1,868
[1990] #90 1,810
[1989] #94 1,709
[1988] #118 1,234
[1987] #138 1,068
[1986] #143 1,083
[1985] #153 1,000
[1984] #154 1,022
[1983] #151 1,066
[1982] #158 1,039
[1981] #157 1,014
[1980] #176 884
[1979] #213 711
[1978] #242 614
[1977] #299 482
[1976] #279 526
[1975] #354 393
[1974] #357 386
[1973] #411 308
[1972] #467 245
[1971] #492 223
[1970] #526 197
[1969] #592 158
[1968] #591 154
[1967] #605 143
[1966] #712 108
[1965] #679 115
[1964] #654 125
[1963] #632 129
[1962] #616 130
[1961] #679 112
[1960] #673 109
[1959] #697 99
[1958] #713 93
[1957] #729 90
[1956] #697 92
[1955] #699 90
[1954] #771 74
[1953] #705 87
[1952] #722 79
[1951] #749 75
[1950] #826 63
[1949] #822 64
[1946] #953 47
[1943] #997 44
[1939] #974 47
[1906] #966 48
[1903] #761 72
[1902] #818 64
[1901] #918 51
[1897] #825 60
[1896] #843 60
[1895] #815 61
[1894] #851 55
[1893] #630 93
[1892] #908 49
[1891] #840 56
[1890] #940 45
[1889] #567 106
[1888] #594 95
[1887] #633 84
[1886] #572 98
[1885] #745 63
[1884] #584 94
[1883] #579 92
[1882] #493 121
[1881] #623 81
[1880] #492 123
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