Diminutive of Abigail, Hebrew
"my father is joyful"

Abby Origin and Meaning

The name Abby is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "my father is joyful".

Gently old-fashioned stand-alone nickname that owes its popularity to mega popular Abigail.

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Famous People Named Abby

  • Abigail "Abby" Van Burenpen name of American advice columnists Esther and Jeanne Phillips of "Dear Abby"
  • Abigale "Abby" Lee MillerAmerican choreographer and reality TV personality ("Dance Moms")
  • Abby Imogen MaversEnglish actress
  • Mary Abigail "Abby" WambachAmerican soccer player
  • Abigail Loraine "Abby" HenselAmerican conjoined twin
  • Abigail Suzanne "Abby" MartinAmerican TV journalist
  • Abby Dalton (born Marlene Wasden)American actress
  • Abby Kelley FosterAmerican abolitionist and reformer
  • Abigail Greene "Abby" Aldrich RockefellerAmerican socialite and philanthropist
  • Abigail Aldrich "Abby" Rockefeller MauzéAmerican philanthropist, daughter of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
  • Abby May ErcegNew Zealand football player
  • Abby TravisAmerican musician of The Go,Gos
  • Abigail Susan "Abby" EcksteinAmerican child model
  • Abby Jones (b. 1997)daughter of baseball player Todd Jones
  • Abby Carlisle (b. 2005)daughter basketball coach Rick Carlisle
  • Abby Jane Johnsondaughter of golfer Zach Johnson
  • Abby Franke (b. 2007)daughter of YouTube vlogger Ruby Franke

Abby in Pop Culture

  • Abby Cunninghamcharacter on TV's "Knot's Landing"
  • Abby CadabbyMuppet character on TV's "Sesame Street"
  • Abigail "Abby" Bennett Wilsoncharacter on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
  • Abby Janellocharacter in movie "Bounce"
  • Dr. Abigail Marjorie "Abby" Wyczenski Lockhartcharacter on TV's "ER"
  • Abigail "Abby" Sciutocharacter on TV's "NCIS"
  • Abbycharacter in movie "Let Me In"
  • Abby Warnercharacter in "The List" by Siobhan Vivian
  • Abby Staffordcharacter on Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
  • Abby Griffincharacter on TV's "The 100"
  • Abby Williamsmain character in 1974 film "Abby"
  • Abigail "Abby" Arcane Cable Hollandwife of Swamp Thing in DC Comics
  • Abigail Sarah "Abby" Maitlandcharacter on British TV series "Primeval"
  • Abby the Cowcharacter on animated series, Back at the Barnyard
  • Abby Newmanmain character on TV series "Abby"
  • Abby Newmancharacter on American soap opera The Young and the Restless
  • Abigail "Abby" Deverauxcharacter on American soap opera "Days of our Lives"
  • Abbycharacter in Disney's Chicken Little
  • Abby Yatescharacter in the 2016 "Ghostbusters" reboot film

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