Meaning:my father's joy
Abigail is a feminine name of Hebrew origin deeply intertwined with a figure of great beauty and intellect. Derived from the ancient name Avigail, Abigail is formed from the word ab, meaning "father," and the Hebrew root g-y-l, meaning "to rejoice." Abigail possesses an array of possible meanings, with "my father's joy" being the most enduring. As one who instills great delight, Abigail's revered status within the Hebrew Bible may come as no surprise. Most readily known as King David's second wife, Abigail is admired as one of the seven female Jewish prophets. Imbued with eloquence and unwavering faith, your little Abigail will find pride of place as a source of jubilation for their nearest and dearest.

Famous People Named Abigail

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  • Abigail Adams
    First Lady
  • Abigail Breslin
  • Abigail Hargrove
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