• <100 Abyss
First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Origin and Meaning of Abyss

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A*byss"
  1. A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable, and, specifically, hell, or the bottomless pit."Ye powers and spirits of this nethermost abyss." [Milton.]"The throne is darkness, in the abyss of light." [Dryden.]
  2. Infinite time; a vast intellectual or moral depth."The abysses of metaphysical theology." [Macaulay.]"In unfathomable abysses of disgrace." [Burke.]
  3. [Her] The center of an escutcheon.

Note: ☞ This word, in its leading uses, is associated with the cosmological notions of the Hebrews, having reference to a supposed illimitable mass of waters from which our earth sprung, and beneath whose profound depths the wicked were punished.

Etymology: L. abyssus a bottomless gulf, fr. Gr. � bottomless; 'a priv. + � depth, bottom

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively)

From Middle English abissus, from Late Latin abyssus (“a bottomless gulf”), from Ancient Greek ἄβυσσος (ábussos, “bottomless”), from ἀ- (a-, “not”) + βυσσός (bussós, “deep place”), from βυθός (buthós, “deep place”).

  1. Hell; the bottomless pit; primeval chaos; a confined subterranean ocean. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
  2. (frequently figuratively) A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable; any void space. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
  3. Anything infinite, immeasurable, or profound. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
  4. Moral depravity; vast intellectual or moral depth.
  5. An impending catastrophic happening.
  6. (heraldry) The center of an escutcheon.

Notable Persons Named Abyss

Abyss is a wrestler. Abyss was born on October 4th, 1973 in Washington, D.C, United States.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Abyss

Abyss is a wrestler. Abyss was born on October 4th, 1973 in Washington, D.C, United States.


Black Abyss is an influential somebody. Black was born on December 20th, 1972.


Fun Facts about the name Abyss

  • When was the first name Abyss first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Abyss is Saturday, August 14th, 1897.
  • How unique is the name Abyss? From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Abyss. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Abyss: Your name in reverse order is Ssyba. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sbasy. How do you pronounce that?

What Abyss's Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Abyss born Dec 6, 1993

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 875. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.