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 (187 votes)

Abigail female popularity statistics
Year Rank Trend +/- Quantity
2017 10 -2 10551
2016 8 -1 11747
2015 7 +1 12390
2014 8 0 12076
2013 8 -1 12405
2012 7 0 12697
2011 7 0 13247
2010 7 +1 14243
2009 8 0 14387
2008 8 0 15081
2007 8 -2 15468
2006 6 -2 15627
2005 4 +2 15749
2004 6 0 15424
2003 6 +1 15925
2002 7 +1 15297
2001 8 +6 14807
2000 14 +4 13088
1999 18 0 11681
1998 18 +8 11099
1997 26 +6 9626
1996 32 +4 8604
1995 36 +6 7821
1994 42 +25 7240
1993 67 +19 5184
1992 86 +6 3987
1991 92 -2 3798
1990 90 +4 3718
1989 94 +24 3401
1988 118 +20 2374
1987 138 +5 2001
1986 143 +10 1996
1985 153 +1 1846
1984 154 -3 1842
1983 151 +6 1911
1982 157 0 1885
1981 157 +19 1813
1980 176 +37 1576
1979 213 +29 1225
1978 242 +55 1010
1977 297 -19 796
1976 278 +76 829
1975 354 +3 614
1974 357 +56 605
1973 413 +55 479
1972 468 +23 394
1971 491 +35 392
1970 526 +65 362
1969 591 +1 280
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1967 605 +107 245
1966 712 -34 189
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