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RATE THIS NAME 4.71

abigail

OTHER SCRIPTS:
hebrew (אֲבִיגַיִל)
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
afro-asiatic > semitic > central semitic > hebrew
ORIGIN:
hebrew 
NAME ROOT:
'ĂBı̂YGAYIL / 'ĂBı̂YGAL > AVIGáYIL
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
AVIGáYIL (אֲבִיגַיִל)
MEANING:
This is a feminine given name derived from the name of the Jewish dancer "'Ăbı̂ygayil / 'Ăbı̂ygal > Avigáyil", meaning "father rejoices" or "father's joy". Abigail was the wife of Nabal and later of King David in the Hebrew Bible (Book of Samuel). She is described as intelligent and beautiful and considered one of the great female prophetesses of the Bible. The name became common, especially among the Puritans, after the Protestant Reformation. Abigail Adams (1744–1818) was the wife of John Adams, the first Vice President, and second President, of the United States, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President. Gail “a short form”, was very popular in the United States between 1945 to 1955.
KEYWORDS:
BIBLICAL

Usage

  • czechczech
  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • hebrewhebrew
  • irishirish
  • latinlatin
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • portugueseportuguese
  • scottishscottish
  • spanishspanish
  • swedishswedish
  • welshwelsh

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
abigael, abegail
english
abigayle, gale, abegail, abigaille, Abigall
finnish
gale, abegail, Abigale, Abbygail, Abigal
hebrew
avigail, 'avigayil, Abhigayil
norwegian
abigael, abegail
spanish
Abigaíl
swedish
abigayle, gale, abigael, abegail, Abigaila, Abegaelle, Abegale, Abigale, Abbigail, Abbygail, Abigal, Abigahil, Abigajil, Abigajl, Abigayil, ABIGAYL, Abigel
PET & SHORT FORM
czech
Abinka, ava
danish
gail, Gayle
english
abbey, abby, abbi, gail, gaila, gayla, abi, abbie, ABBE, Abbye, Aby, Gal
finnish
gail, GaeL, Gayle
german
abby
norwegian
gail, Gayle
swedish
gail, gaila, gayla, GaeL, Gayle

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
african - eastern
Ábígẹlì
ancient greek
Abigaía
dutch
abigaËl
french
abigaËl, Abigaïl
greenlandic
Âpikâtdle
hawaiian
apikalia
hungarian - magyar
abigÉl
icelandic
abigael, Abígael
macedonian
Avigeja
russian
Avigeya

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

5
Numerological Values:
5

If the chosen name for your baby has a number value of 5, it suggests brilliance, enthusiasm, energy and versatility. These individuals are believed to be adventurous and love their freedom. They like challenges and get bored with routine. They often need several activities to keep their active mind occupied.

Chakra Number:
5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"

The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.

Color meaning:

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
ABIGAIL BEECHER FREDDY CANNON

Notable people and personalities​

Abigail Adams (1744–1818), First Lady Of The United States To President John Adams
Abigail Adams Smith (1765–1813), First-born Child Of John Adams, President Of The United States
Abigail And Brittany Hensel (born 1990), American Conjoined Twins
Abigail Breslin (born 1996), American Child Actress
Abigail Campbell Kawānanakoa (1882–1945), Hawaiian Princess
Abigail Clancy (born 1986), English Model
Abigail Conceição De Souza (1921–2007), Brazilian Footballer
Abigail Cruttenden (born 1969), English Television Actress
Abigail Fillmore (1798–1853), First Lady Of The United States To President Millard Fillmore
Abigail Kapiolani Kawānanakoa (1903–1961), Hawaiian Princess
Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa (born 1926), Hawaiian Princess
Abigail Maheha (1832–after 1846), Hawaiian Princess
Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham (1670–1734), British Baroness
Abigail Spears (born 1981), American Tennis Player