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Abigail

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How popular is the baby name Abigail in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 12 12 0
1881 8 8 0
1882 14 14 0
1883 11 11 0
1884 13 13 0
1885 9 9 0
1886 15 15 0
1887 13 13 0
1888 18 18 0
1889 20 20 0
1890 9 9 0
1891 11 11 0
1892 11 11 0
1893 21 21 0
1894 13 13 0
1895 15 15 0
1896 15 15 0
1897 15 15 0
1898 11 11 0
1899 7 7 0
1900 14 14 0
1901 13 13 0
1902 18 18 0
1903 20 20 0
1904 8 8 0
1905 11 11 0
1906 15 15 0
1907 12 12 0
1908 13 13 0
1909 12 12 0
1910 16 16 0
1911 18 18 0
1912 24 24 0
1913 14 14 0
1914 25 25 0
1915 38 38 0
1916 37 37 0
1917 41 41 0
1918 26 26 0
1919 31 31 0
1920 33 33 0
1921 24 24 0
1922 29 29 0
1923 32 32 0
1924 31 31 0
1925 37 37 0
1926 30 30 0
1927 33 33 0
1928 40 40 0
1929 33 33 0
1930 25 25 0
1931 27 27 0
1932 30 30 0
1933 32 32 0
1934 30 30 0
1935 37 37 0
1936 36 36 0
1937 45 45 0
1938 50 50 0
1939 53 53 0
1940 48 48 0
1941 40 40 0
1942 48 48 0
1943 63 63 0
1944 56 56 0
1945 53 53 0
1946 77 77 0
1947 78 78 0
1948 72 72 0
1949 113 113 0
1950 111 111 0
1951 137 137 0
1952 152 152 0
1953 167 167 0
1954 148 148 0
1955 181 181 0
1956 189 189 0
1957 188 188 0
1958 193 193 0
1959 206 206 0
1960 228 228 0
1961 233 233 0
1962 264 264 0
1963 255 255 0
1964 244 244 0
1965 211 211 0
1966 190 190 0
1967 245 245 0
1968 263 263 0
1969 280 280 0
1970 362 362 0
1971 392 392 0
1972 395 395 0
1973 481 481 0
1974 605 605 0
1975 614 614 0
1976 836 830 6
1977 797 797 0
1978 1,009 1,009 0
1979 1,225 1,225 0
1980 1,589 1,578 11
1981 1,820 1,813 7
1982 1,892 1,884 8
1983 1,921 1,909 12
1984 1,849 1,842 7
1985 1,859 1,846 13
1986 2,011 1,996 15
1987 2,014 2,001 13
1988 2,382 2,372 10
1989 3,424 3,402 22 #94 girl name
1990 3,738 3,718 20 #90 girl name
1991 3,811 3,798 13 #92 girl name
1992 4,002 3,986 16 #86 girl name
1993 5,196 5,184 12 #67 girl name
1994 7,252 7,240 12 #42 girl name
1995 7,833 7,821 12 #36 girl name
1996 8,618 8,601 17 #32 girl name
1997 9,632 9,626 6 #25 girl name
1998 11,121 11,099 22 #18 girl name
1999 11,697 11,680 17 #18 girl name
2000 13,103 13,087 16 #14 girl name
2001 14,822 14,803 19 #8 girl name
2002 15,314 15,294 20 #7 girl name
2003 15,941 15,918 23 #6 girl name
2004 15,512 15,423 89 #6 girl name
2005 15,760 15,747 13 #4 girl name
2006 15,640 15,625 15 #6 girl name
2007 15,489 15,462 27 #8 girl name
2008 15,093 15,073 20 #8 girl name
2009 14,398 14,382 16 #8 girl name
2010 14,240 14,231 9 #7 girl name
2011 13,258 13,237 21 #7 girl name
2012 12,692 12,679 13 #7 girl name
2013 12,403 12,387 16 #8 girl name
2014 12,062 12,049 13 #8 girl name
2015 12,319 12,311 8 #7 girl name

Want to know about the popularity of the Abigail baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 334,510 babies born with the name Abigail in the United States. That's more than enough Abigails to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 12 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Abigail" was in 2003 with a total of 15,918 babies. (That's a lot of baby Abigails)

According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Abigail" ranks #6 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 37 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 2004. Across the entire United States a total of 15,512 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Abigail" mean? The list below shows the origins of Abigail as well as things modernly associated with the name Abigail such as celebrities named Abigail.

Origin and Meaning of Abigail

The name "Abigail" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Joy of the Father". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Abigail Breslin

Abigail Breslin is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1999 to present. Abigail was born in 1996 as Abigail Kathleen Breslin in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Abigail Spencer

Abigail Spencer is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1999 to present. Abigail was born in 1981 in Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States.

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Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams is a first lady of the united states. Abigail was born in 1744 in Weymouth, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America.

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Abbey Clancy

Abbey Clancy is a model. Abbey was born in 1986 as Abigail Marie Clancy in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom.

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Abi Tucker

Abi Tucker is a television and film actress, singer-songwriter. Abi was born in 1973 as Abigail Anne Tucker in Australia.

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Abigail Clancy

Abigail Clancy is a model. Abigail was born in 1986 as Abigail Marie Clancy in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Abigail

Abigail And Brittany Hensel
Abigail Ratchford
Abigail Savopoulos
Abigail Fisher
Abigail Hawk
Abigail Washburn
Abigail Savage

Alternative Meanings

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

B is for beloved, as you are to many.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

G is for glamorous, you know what to do!

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Your name in reverse order is "Liagiba". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Abilagi". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Abigail born Nov 7, 1986

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ireland approximately on 1525. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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