The meaning of the name Abigail is Joy Of The Father. The origin of the name Abigail is Hebrew. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Abigail is a name with Hebrew origins. The meaning of Abigail is Joy of the Father. The most common nickname for Abigail is Abby. Other nicknames include Abbie, Ab, Abster, and Gail.
Famous people with the name Abigail include actresses Abigail Breslin and Abbie Cornish. Abigail Adams and Abigail Fillmore were married to American presidents. Abigail is also a common name among Hawaiian princesses. In addition, Abigail Van Buren was the name used by Pauline Philips in her Dear Abby advice column.
Fictional Abigails include book characters such as Mother Abigail (The Stand) and Abigail Zenobia (Stranger in a Strange Land). Television Abigails include Abby Lockhart from ER and Abby Sciuto from NCIS.
People who like the name Abigail tend to like Biblical and traditional names.
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