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

The name Abilene is a girl's name of English origin meaning "grass". Abilene and is often added to lists like Classic Baby Names with a Twist and discussed in our forums with posts like "Think/Say".

From the experts:

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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Pop Culture References for the name Abilene

Abilene, Texas
Abilene, Kansas, where Dwight D. Eisenhower grew up
"17 in Abilene," song by country music singer Katie Armiger
Abilene, main character in Newbery-Medal winning novel "Moon over Manifest"
Abilene Tulane, character in "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane"
Aibileen Clark (note different spelling), African American maid in Kathryn Stockett's novel and the film "The Help"

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