Gender: Female Meaning of Avigail: "my father is joyful" Origin of Avigail: Variation of Abigail

Avigail Origin and Meaning

The name Avigail is a girl's name meaning "my father is joyful".

Though Abigail has long been a very popular girls' name in the US, modern Hebrew form Avigail is rare here but among the Top 10 girls' names in Israel.

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paulapuddephatt Says:


I really like this. It's similar enough to Abigail, but Avi makes a refreshing change from Abby. You could also use Ava or Avia as nicknames for this.

aaronburrsir Says:


This is the Hebrew variation of Abigail.

Essa Says:


I like the nickname Avi and how it's nowhere near as popular as Abby (which I like but I know so many), however, I much prefer Abigail to Avigail.

snowsbeloved Says:


I've always loved this version...that V brings so much punch and authenticity that Abigail has lost. Avi is a great nickname. And the "Abby" nickname possibility is eliminated. (I dislike's overused and cheapens the beauty of the root name, in my opinion.)