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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Abby

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  • According to a user from Wisconsin, United States, the name Abby is of Unknown origin and means "Gift of god".

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From Abigail.

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Abigail, also used as a formal given name.
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Albert

Abby was also found in the following language(s): Dutch and French

Notable Persons Named Abby

Abby was given the name Abigail Loraine Hensel on March 7th, 1990 in New Germany, Minnesota.

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Abby Huntsman is a fox news reporter. Abby was given the name Abigail Haight Huntsman by her parents Jon Huntsman, Jr., and Mary Kaye Huntsman on May 1st, 1986 in Philadelphia. Abby is also known as Abby Livingston.

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Abby Elliott is an actor, comedian, and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2006. Abby was given the name Abigail Elliott by her parent Chris Elliott on June 16th, 1987 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Abby Martin is a journalist and artist. Abby was given the name Abigail Suzanne Martin on September 6th, 1984 in Oakland, California, U.S.

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Abby Lee Miller is a dance instructor, television personality, and choreographer. Abby was given the name Abigale Lee Miller on September 21st, 1966 in Pittsburgh.

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Abby Wambach is a soccer player for the Our Lady of Mercy High School (New York), Florida Gators women's soccer, Washington Freedom, MagicJack (WPS), Western New York Flash, and United States women's national soccer team. Abby was born on June 2nd, 1980 in Rochester, New York, United States.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 6 0
1881 7 7 0
1882 11 11 0
1884 6 6 0
1885 5 5 0
1886 7 7 0
1887 5 5 0
1888 9 9 0
1889 8 8 0
1890 6 6 0
1891 12 12 0
1892 6 6 0
1893 10 10 0
1894 5 5 0
1896 6 6 0
1897 6 6 0
1898 6 6 0
1900 7 7 0
1901 6 6 0
1902 7 7 0
1903 10 10 0
1906 6 6 0
1907 5 5 0
1909 8 8 0
1910 6 6 0
1911 13 13 0
1912 8 8 0
1913 11 11 0
1914 11 11 0
1915 11 11 0
1916 16 16 0
1917 11 11 0
1918 6 6 0
1919 17 17 0
1920 15 15 0
1921 11 11 0
1922 13 13 0
1923 15 15 0
1924 20 15 5
1925 26 26 0
1926 29 24 5
1927 18 18 0
1928 29 29 0
1929 11 11 0
1930 16 16 0
1931 19 19 0
1932 21 21 0
1933 15 15 0
1934 15 15 0
1935 26 26 0
1936 18 18 0
1937 25 25 0
1938 21 21 0
1939 24 24 0
1940 37 37 0
1941 32 32 0
1942 51 46 5
1943 52 52 0
1944 32 32 0
1945 34 34 0
1946 47 42 5
1947 54 46 8
1948 65 65 0
1949 58 58 0
1950 73 68 5
1951 82 82 0
1952 95 95 0
1953 90 85 5
1954 108 108 0
1955 108 108 0
1956 117 117 0
1957 168 168 0
1958 154 154 0
1959 177 177 0
1960 247 241 6
1961 236 236 0
1962 286 286 0
1963 236 236 0
1964 217 217 0
1965 222 222 0
1966 187 187 0
1967 162 162 0
1968 134 134 0
1969 148 148 0
1970 171 171 0
1971 204 204 0
1972 168 168 0
1973 191 191 0
1974 220 220 0
1975 241 241 0
1976 256 256 0
1977 284 279 5
1978 624 619 5
1979 792 792 0
1980 935 930 5
1981 1,217 1,211 6
1982 1,305 1,299 6
1983 1,316 1,311 5
1984 1,263 1,263 0
1985 1,215 1,208 7
1986 1,124 1,119 5
1987 1,059 1,051 8
1988 1,229 1,221 8
1989 1,282 1,275 7
1990 1,293 1,293 0
1991 1,173 1,173 0
1992 1,082 1,082 0
1993 1,176 1,176 0
1994 1,372 1,372 0
1995 1,383 1,378 5
1996 1,424 1,417 7
1997 1,564 1,564 0
1998 1,613 1,607 6
1999 1,817 1,809 8
2000 1,566 1,566 0
2001 1,986 1,986 0
2002 1,961 1,961 0
2003 2,048 2,048 0
2004 2,043 2,023 20
2005 1,753 1,753 0
2006 1,691 1,685 6
2007 1,585 1,577 8
2008 1,335 1,330 5
2009 1,284 1,279 5
2010 1,148 1,148 0
2011 1,062 1,062 0
2012 1,037 1,037 0
2013 903 903 0
2014 842 842 0
2015 722 722 0
2016 725 725 0
2017 696 696 0

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Popularity of Abby as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Abby U.S.
  White 59.95% 64.26%
  African American 32.19% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.21% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Abby

People with the last name Abby are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Abby

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  • How Popular is the name Abby? Abby is the 913th most popular name of all time. As a last name Abby was the 51,176th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Abby have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 57,756 babies born with the first name Abby in the United States. That's more than enough people named Abby to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Abby? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Abby first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Abby is Wednesday, February 2nd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Abby born? The highest recorded use of the first name Abby was in 2003 with a total of 2,048 babies. That's a lot of babies named Abby!
  • Random Abby Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Abby ranks 77th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 12 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Abby: Your name in reverse order is Ybba. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yabb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Abby? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 407 people with the last name Abby.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Abby? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Abby as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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