Abigail: Meaning of girl name Abigail

Pronunciation: [A-bi-gay-il]

Gender: Female

Meaning: "Father Rejoices."Some Variants Include Abagail, Abaigeal, Abbey, Abbie, And Abby. Diminutive, Gail, Also Exists.

Origin: Hebrew

The father's joy. Abigail was King David's third wife, described as "good in discretion and beautiful in form".

Variant Forms:

NameMeaningGenderOrigin
AbagailGives Joy.FemaleHebrew
AbbaGhanaian Name For Females Born On Thursday.FemaleAfrican
AbbeyMy Father Rejoices. Biblical: The Name Of King David's Third Wife Described As Good In Discretion And Beautiful In Form.FemaleHebrew
Abbie"Gives Joy, My Father Rejoices. Biblical: The Name Of King David's Third Wife Described As Good In Discretion And Beautiful In Form."FemaleHebrew
AbbyMy Father Rejoices. Biblical: The Name Of King David's Third Wife Described As Good In Discretion And Beautiful In Form.FemaleHebrew

Famous People Named Abigail:

Abigail Fillmore was wife of Millard Fillmore, the 13th President of the United States, the First Lady of America from 1850 to 1853.

Abigail Breslin is an American actress best known for her role in ‘Little Miss Sunshine’.

Abigail Adams was the second First Lady of America.


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