Origin and Meaning of the Name Abigail

Abigail

Hebrew - Female

Father rejoiced, or father's joy. Gives joy. The intelligent, beautiful Abigail was Old Testament King David's third wife, described as 'good in discretion and beautiful in form.' In the 1916 play The Scornful Lady, Abigail was a lady's maid.

  • Rated 3.62 out of 4 stars

Rating: 3.62 (186 votes)

Abigail female popularity statistics
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