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Origin and Meaning of Abay

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A*bay"
Barking; baying of dogs upon their prey. See Bay.

Etymology: OF. abay barking


From Old French abai, aboi, abay (“barking”), from the verb abayer.

  1. (obsolete) Barking or baying of dogs at their prey. [Attested from around (1150 to 1350) until the late 17th century.]

abay was also found in the following language(s): Crimean Tatar, Hiligaynon, and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Abay

Abai Qunanbaiuli was an aqyn. Abai was given the name Abay Qunanbayuli on August 10th, 1845 in Karauyl, Abay District, East Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan. He breathed his last breath on July 6th, 1904.


Abay Tsehaye is a Minister of Federal Affairs of Ethiopia, Executive Member of the Central Committee of the Tigrayan Peoples' Liberation Front, Minister of Federal Affairs ofEthiopia, and Executive Member of the Central Committee of theTigrayan Peoples' Liberation Front. Abay was born in Axum.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Abay

Dong Abay is a rock and pinoy rock musician. He was most prominent from 1992 to present. Dong was given the name Westdon Martin Abay on April 5th, 1971.


Aydo Abay is an indie rock musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1995. Aydo was born on May 29th, 1973. Aydo is also known as Aydos.


Korhan was born on January 1st, 1954.


Yordanos Abay is a soccer player for the EEPCO F.C., Vitesse Arnhem, Ethiopian Coffee F.C., Al-Saqr SC, and Ethiopia national football team. Yordanos was born on March 28th, 1984 in Ethiopia.


Péter Abay is an athlete. Péter was born on May 13th, 1962 in Budapest.


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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Abay U.S.
  White 10.19% 64.26%
  African American 67.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Abay

People with the last name Abay are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Abay

  • How Popular is the name Abay? As a last name Abay was the 48,800th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Abay first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Abay is Saturday, January 11th, 1908.
  • How unique is the name Abay? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Abay. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Abay: Your name in reverse order is Yaba. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Abya. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Abay? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 432 people with the last name Abay.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Abay? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Abay as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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