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gayla

FORM OF:
gail
SHORT FORM OF:
abigail
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) Abigail Adams, (née Smith) (1744–1818), was the wife of John Adams, 2nd President of the United States. Adams is remembered for the letters she wrote to her husband while he was in Philadelphia during the Continental Congresses. Gail, a short form, was very popular in the United States between 1945 to 1955.
KEYWORDS:
BIBLICAL

Usage

  • englishenglish
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
english
abigail, abigayle, gale, abegail, abigaille, Abigall
swedish
abigail, abigayle, gale, abigael, abegail, Abigaila, Abegaelle, Abegale, Abigale, Abbigail, Abbygail, Abigal, Abigahil, Abigajil, Abigajl, Abigayil, ABIGAYL, Abigel
PET & SHORT FORM
english
abbey, abby, abbi, gail, gaila, abi, abbie, ABBE, Abbye, Aby, Gal
swedish
gail, gaila, GaeL, Gayle

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
african - eastern
Ábígẹlì
ancient greek
Abigaía
czech
abigail
danish
abigail, abigael, abegail
dutch
abigaËl
finnish
abigail, gale, abegail, Abigale, Abbygail, Abigal
french
abigaËl, Abigaïl
german
abigail
greenlandic
Âpikâtdle
hawaiian
apikalia
hebrew
abigail, avigail, 'avigayil, Abhigayil
hungarian - magyar
abigÉl
icelandic
abigael, Abígael
irish
abigail
latin
abigail
macedonian
Avigeja
norwegian
abigail, abigael, abegail
portuguese
abigail
russian
Avigeya
scottish
abigail
spanish
abigail, Abigaíl
welsh
abigail

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

1
Numerological Values:
1

The number 1 is associated with leadership and independence. People with this name-number demonstrate great inner strength and have much potential for financial success and other accomplishments in life. These individuals are believed to make good use of their inborn talents and leadership abilities to influence and lead people.

Chakra Number:
1: The number of the Root Chakra "Muladhara"

The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Learn about the meaning of red chakra color and discover the less known second color found at the centre of muladhara.

Color meaning:

The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.

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