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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Aby

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb aby
  1. atone for, make amends for
  1. To pay for; to suffer for; to atone for; to make amends for; to give satisfaction.(Obs)
    synonyms: expiate
    "Lest to thy peril thou aby it dear." [Shak.]
  2. To endure; to abide.(Obs)"But nought that wanteth rest can long aby." [Spenser.]

Etymology: AS. ābycgan to pay for; pref. ā-cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig. meaning out) + bycgan to buy. See Buy, and cf. Abide

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  1. Make amends for

From Middle English abyen, abien, abiggen, from Old English ābyċġan (“to buy; pay for; buy off; requite; recompense; redeem; perform; execute”), from Proto-Germanic *uzbugjaną, equivalent to a- +‎ buy. Cognate with Gothic 𐌿𐍃𐌱𐌿𐌲𐌾𐌰𐌽 (usbugjan).

aby was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Lower Sorbian, and Polish

Notable Persons Named Aby

Aby Warburg was a history of art and art historian. Aby was born on June 13th, 1866 in Hamburg. He died on October 26th, 1929.


Aby Rosen is a real estate investor/developer. Aby was born on May 16th, 1960 in Frankfurt.


Aby Tom Cyriac is a film score and electronic music record producer, music director, arrangement, conducting, programmer, programming (music), and composer. He plays Guitar, Drum kit, Electronic keyboard, and Vocals. He has been prominent since 2005. Aby was born Aby Tom Cyriac on June 23rd, 1989.


Aby was born on March 1st, 1977.


Aby was born on November 13th, 1986.


Aby was born on April 23rd, 1930.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Aby

Jessica Aby is a soccer player for the Ivory Coast women's national football team. Jessica was born on June 16th, 1998.


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Popularity of Aby as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Aby U.S.
  White 77.78% 64.26%
  African American 5.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 11.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Aby

People with the last name Aby are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Aby

  • How Popular is the name Aby? Aby is the 23,177th most popular name of all time. As a last name Aby was the 80,926th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Aby have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 266 babies born with the first name Aby in the United States. That's more than enough people named Aby to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Aby? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Aby first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Aby is Wednesday, October 9th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Aby born? The highest recorded use of the first name Aby was in 2014 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Random Aby Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Aby is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Aby: Your name in reverse order is Yba. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ayb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Aby? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 234 people with the last name Aby.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Aby? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Aby as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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