Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:1119
Meaning:father of exaltation
Sometimes a nickname becomes more appealing to some parents than the original name, so they just go with the nickname as the given name. That's the case with Abby, the endearing, no-nonsense name that comes from Abigail. It's a gender-neutral name of Hebrew origins but is more often given to girls. For boys, it's often a nickname for names like Abelardo or Abbott. This name means "father of exaltation," so you can also use it as a way to share your faith with baby.

Famous People Named Abby

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  • Abby Ryder Fortson
    Actress
  • Abby Wambach
    Soccer Player
  • Abby Wilde
    Actress

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Source: Social Security Administration

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