Abigail

With meanings that include “father’s joy,” and “servant,” this name can be traced back to biblical times, but it’s more commonly known by its shortened version -- Abby. Because, let’s be honest, this name is popular because parents plan on calling their kid the most adorable version of the name, but want something more “sophisticated” to put on the birth certificate.

Nicknames:

Abby, Gail (if you were born before 1980).

Famous people named Abigail:

Actress Abigail Breslin; the incomparable Abigail Adams — wife to John Adams and mother to John Quincy Adams; World Cup champion Abby Wambach; Abby on Sesame Street.

Fun fact:

Abigail was a biblical wife of King David and was known for her wisdom and courage.

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