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Abigail

Long considered a bit of an old-fashioned name, Abigail is coming back with the retro-cool vengence of other “vintage” names like Beatrice and Violet. And the name has some serious female-power wattage behind it. Abigail was the Old Testament wife of David, renowned for her beauty and wisdom, and also the name of two First Ladies.

Origin

  • Hebrew: Gives joy, my father rejoices

Nicknames

Gail, Gael, Abby

Syllables

3

International Variations

Gobnait, Gobinet, Abegail, Abaigeal, Gail, Gael, Abby

Themes

Biblical

Alternate Spellings

Abaigael

Famous Namesakes

Actress Abigail Breslin, Advice columnist Abigail Van Buren, First Lady Abigail Adams

Celebrity Babies

Daughter of Anthony Perkins, Daughter of Marie Osmond, Daughter of Stanley Kubrick

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