Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:36
Meaning:father of exaltation
Abigail was King David's wife in the Bible, and as a girls' name, it has come to represent wisdom. Two Abigails who made their mark on American history were Abigail Adams, the intelligent and resourceful wife of John Adams, and Abigail Williams, one of the primary accusers in the Salem witch trials. (She can also be found in Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible.) Former child actress and working actor Abigail Breslin helped popularize the name in the 2000s. The name is especially popular for fictional characters in both drama and children’s fiction.

Famous Abigails

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  • Abigail Adams
    First Lady
  • Abigail Breslin
    Actress
  • Abigail Hargrove
    Actress

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Source: Social Security Administration

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