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.


  • hebrew: Gives joy, my father rejoices


Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 3

International Variations

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