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Abby - Meaning of Abby

What does Abby mean?

Meaning of the name AbbyAbigailAbiAbbeyAbagailAbichayilAbbigailAbeeyAbigaylAbbigalGaleAvigayilAbbygaleGailAbigayleAvagailGaileGayleAbbegaleAbbieAbigaleAbigaillAbagael

[ 2 syll. ab-by, abb-y ] The baby girl name Abby is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced AEB-iy- †. Abby's origin is African-Gambian and Hebrew, and its use, English and German.

Abby is a form of the English and Irish Abbey.

Abby is also a form of the Scottish Abi.

Abby is also a familiar form of the English, German, and Hebrew Abigail in the English and German languages.

See also the related category german.

Abby is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1950s up to the 2000s. At the modest height of its usage in 2003, 0.102% of baby girls were named Abby. It was #163 in rank then. The baby name has seen a decline in frequency since then. In 2017, it ranked at #450 with a usage of 0.037%. Within the family of girl names directly related to Abby, Abigail was the most popular. It was 15 times more widely used than Abby in 2017. Abby has in the last century been primarily given to baby girls.

Baby names that sound like Abby include Abbe, Abbea, Abbee, Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abie, Aabbee, Aba, Abah, Abba, Abbeigh, Abbye, Abey, Abha, Abi, Afaaf, Afaf, Afya, and Aoif.

† Pronunciation for Abby: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"


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