Abigail

Abigail - A popular female name



  Dec 10,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Abigail, meaning my father is joyful, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1915 on position #1428. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Abigail and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Abigail? 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 Abigail. The baby girl name Abigail was given to 12,583 baby girls in 2012, ranking #7 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 112 baby girls were given this name - making this a popular female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Abigail peaked in popularity 14 years ago in 2005 on position 4.



Famous with this name

Abigail Winter
Abigail Breslin
Abigail


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Rating: 4/5 (24 people)


Abigail is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Abigail is currently topping the baby name charts in Maine at position #3 - and is the least popular in Nebraska at position #29.

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 Abigail is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Abigail is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Abigail goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other girls in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Abigail origin and meaning

Abigail is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means my father is joyful. To see famous people named Abigail, pop culture references for the name Abigail and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Abigail

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

Abbigail / Abigayle / Abagail / Abigale / Abbygail / Abygail / Abbigale / Avigail / Abigael / Abbigayle /

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
20127
20117
20107
20098
20088
20078
20066
20054
20046
20036
20027
20018
200014
199918
199818
199725
199632
199536
199442
199367
199286
199192
199090
198994
1988118
1987137
1986143
1985154
1984154
1983150
1982158
1981157
1980175
1979212
1978240
1977297
1976281
1975356
1974362
1973412
1972470
1971504
1970531
1969600
1968605
1967618
1966696
1965698
1964645
1963627
1962611
1961669
1960679
1959706
1958740
1957730
1956751
1955714
1954756
1953803
1952742
1951767
1950923
1949825
19481400
19471073
19461114
19451202
1944953
19431081
19421268
19411243
19401061
19391027
1938962
19361097
19351203
19331561
19321604
19301669
19291561
19281292
19261764
19251172
19231382
19171320
19161276
19151428

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maine3
Virginia4
Alaska4
Oklahoma5
Oregon5
Kentucky5
Colorado6
Missouri6
Tennessee6
Idaho6
Alabama6
Massachusetts7
Maryland7
Michigan7
Pennsylvania7
North Carolina7
Utah7
Washington7
New Mexico7
Arkansas8
Arizona8
California8
South Carolina8
Florida8
Georgia8
Texas8
Illinois8
Indiana8
Kansas8
Louisiana9
New York9
Connecticut9
New Hampshire9
New Jersey9
Ohio10
Minnesota10
Rhode Island10
Delaware10
Nevada10
West Virginia10
Hawaii11
Vermont11
Montana12
Wyoming13
Wisconsin13
South Dakota14
North Dakota14
District of Columbia20
Mississippi20
Iowa26
Nebraska29

Even more about Abigail


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 Abigail a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Abigail?

3 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
2005
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Abigail
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 112
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1915
2012 births +12,583

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