Gender: Female Meaning of Abby: "my father is joyful" Origin of Abby: Diminutive of Abigail, Hebrew Abby's Popularity in 2018: #475

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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Rank in US: #475

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Isabella_188 Says:


For some reason, I hate Abigail, but love Abby/Abbi/Abbie.

lovelovelove Says:


I love the stand alone Abby. My cousin's name is Abby--not Abigail. She wears it so well.

Piteco Says:


Boring name to me. I'm not a fan of "a" names.

ErulasseAranel Says:


Me too actually - I've been called Abby for a long time and I like Abigail better now, but some people have spelled it Abbie and if it happens again I'm not going to correct them because I think it's... maybe less, um, harsh isn't the word but that's all I can think of. More soft/feminine?

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


I prefer Abbie. Don't know why?

georgiaO Says:


I like the nickname spelt Abbie more than Abby. Much more cute 'n creative!

Jinxgirl Says:


Abby is sort of cute but also sort of plain. I prefer the full name Abigail with Abby only an occasional nickname

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