Abby

Abby - A very unique female name



  Jul 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Abby, meaning my father is joyful, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1924 on position #1828. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Abby and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Abby? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Abby. The baby girl name Abby was given to 1,001 baby girls in 2012, ranking #309 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,412 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Abby peaked in popularity 18 years ago in 2001 on position 162.



Famous with this name

Abby Abadi
Abby Russell
Abby Brammell


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Abby is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Abby is currently topping the baby name charts in Delaware at position #145 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #896.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Abby is where you live.


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Abby origin and meaning

Abby is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means my father is joyful. To see famous people named Abby, pop culture references for the name Abby and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Abby

We've found the following names that sound similar to Abby, sorted by popularity.

Ava / Abbey / Abbie / Avah / Aviva / Ayva / Ahuva / Aoife / Abbe / Abbi /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012309
2011298
2010285
2009257
2008260
2007217
2006205
2005198
2004164
2003162
2002163
2001162
2000205
1999174
1998193
1997191
1996206
1995207
1994213
1993239
1992260
1991234
1990220
1989211
1988211
1987245
1986234
1985214
1984208
1983200
1982210
1981213
1980268
1979298
1978342
1977613
1976628
1975645
1974697
1973758
1972856
1971780
1970802
1969865
1968877
1967814
1966703
1965665
1964742
1963657
1962587
1961701
1960653
1959831
1958833
1957833
1956878
1955961
1954898
19531015
1952954
1951967
1950996
19491078
19481065
19471143
19461274
19451175
19441179
19431134
19421081
19411130
19401003
19391301
19381422
19371219
19351162
19341561
19331443
19321267
19301667
19291560
19281233
19271313
19261408
19251277
19241828

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Delaware145
North Dakota146
Kentucky158
Alabama170
Tennessee173
Louisiana194
Oklahoma227
Iowa232
Florida233
Minnesota241
Mississippi245
Kansas250
North Carolina258
Arkansas263
Missouri263
Texas265
Utah269
Virginia293
Hawaii295
Indiana299
Ohio302
Georgia304
California305
Maryland307
Washington345
New Mexico368
Michigan370
South Carolina385
Illinois388
West Virginia398
Oregon399
Idaho410
Pennsylvania420
Massachusetts430
Colorado436
Wisconsin439
Arizona493
New York544
Nevada561
New Jersey896

Even more about Abby


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Abby a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Abby?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2001
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Abby
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,412
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1924
2012 births +1,001

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