Abby: baby girl name meaning and popularity


A diminutive of Abigail, this name comes from the Hebrew name Avigayil and means “father is rejoicing,” which is a great choice for a little girl who has her parent’s -- mom or dad -- heart. And also for when her parents rejoice in Abigail taking a nap.



Famous people named Abby:

Model Abby Leigh; dance instructor famous for Dance Moms Abby Miller; author Abby Stein; American soccer player Abby Wambach; Abigail “Abby” Van Buren of the “Dear Abby” advice columnist; abolitionist and reformer Abby Kelley Foster.

Fun fact:

The wife and daughter of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller were both named Abby.

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