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Gender: F Meaning of Abilene: "grass" Origin of Abilene: English from Hebrew

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Abilene is a rarely used place name, mentioned as such in the New Testament, that combines the cowboy spunk of the Texas city with the midwestern morality of the Kansas town where Dwight D. Eisenhower spent his boyhood. Abilene is a much more untrodden path to the nickname Abbie/Abbie than the Top 10 Abigail.

In 1857, Eliza Hersey named the frontier village of Abilene, Kansas after a vast plain described in Luke's gospel.

Abilene is the title of a Sheryl Crow song, and the book The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo features a sweet character named Abilene.

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Abilene is a city in Texas
17 in Abilene, song by country music singer Katie Armiger
Aibilene Clark - black maid in Kathryn Stockett's novel "The Help"
Abilene is the main character in Newbery-Medal winning novel "Moon over Manifest".

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