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Pronunciation

æbəgeɪl

Origin

English, German

Meaning

If you’re into classically stylish names with major staying power, Abigail could be a strong contender for your baby girl. Besides English-speaking countries, it’s particularly popular in Spain and France, where it’s spelt Abigaëlle. Derived from the Hebrew Avigail, Abigail means “my father’s light”, which is sure to appeal to any dad-to-be out there. Think of the sweet little nicknames: Abby, Abs or even Gail – possibilities are endless!

Rank in the year 2015

Abigail was ranked #22 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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