Abby
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
AB-ee
Meaning
My father's delight
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Abby is a diminutive of Abigail. Abigail originates in Hebrew language and means "my father's delight". Abigail is a figure of importance in the Hebrew Bible. She was King David's wife, wise and beautiful, and a great prophetess. Over centuries, it has always been one of the most popular feminine names. In the English-speaking countries, it became more prominent after the Protestant Reformation.

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Abby Travis - musician

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