Girl Baby Name

Abbigail

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Quick Facts on Abbigail

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, Hebrew
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 745
Pronunciation:
AB-ә-gayl
Simple meaning:
Father's Joy

Characteristics of Abbigail

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Abbigail

Abbigail is a very modern spelling alteration of Abigail (some parents just decided to add an extra “B”). Abigail is a name borne from the Bible as one of King David’s wives. The name comes from a Hebrew word (Avigayil) which means “Father’s joy”. She shows up in the Bible (1 Samuel 25-30) as Nabal’s wife “…the name of his wife Abigail and she was a woman of good understanding and of a beautiful countenance.” In the Biblical story, Abigail’s husband Nabal refuses David and his soldiers supplies despite the fact they had protected his shepherds and possessions from harm. Therefore, the lovely Abigail brought David and his men offerings instead (at least someone had some manners in that family!). After Nabal’s death, Abigail accepted David’s offer of marriage and she became one of his many wives. The name came into popularity in England in the 16th century under the influence of the Puritans who world eventually bring the name to the American colonies. Interestingly, it was also a common character name in 17th century literature for a lady’s maid or servant. The spelling of Abbigail appears to be mainly used in the United States and is not nearly as popular as the traditional spelling of Abigail.

Popularity of the Name Abbigail

We know that Abigail is an ϋber-popular girl’s name in America (currently a Top 10 favorite). As is often the case, when a name becomes super trendy as Abigail has been in the past twenty years, new spelling mutations suddenly emerge. This is really an American inclination more so than other English-speaking nations – to alter the spellings of names, almost arbitrarily in an effort to differentiate their “Abbigail” from the scores of other little Abigails out there. To be honest, we’re not big fans of this penchant for respellings for two reasons. One, we’re more traditionalists, and two, we’re pragmatists. It’s a lot to ask your daughter to go through life saying everyday “That’s Abbigail. Abaigail with two Bs” (and trust us, she will). What may seem like a minor inconvenience to you, we are told by people with such names that it’s more of a headache than one might think. Just so you can have another B. We only ask you to consider – how important is that extra B to you? Really?
Popularity of the Girl Name Abbigail
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Abbigail

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Personality of the Girl Name Abbigail

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

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