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Meaning of Abagail

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The name Abagail has the following meaning:

Derived from the Hebrew language, this name has the meaning "My Father is joyful". This biblical name was adopted by the Puritans and enjoyed vast popularity in the 18th century, before sinking into obscurity for a century. Afterwards, it was revived when old names became the fashion. Abigail is also an Old Testament character, who saved her husband from King David's wrath, and went on to marry King David after her husband's death.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Abagail is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 842 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Abagail fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 36 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 912 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Abagail in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Abagail is very likely a(n) Hebrew variant of the name Abigail.

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You might also like to see the other variants of the name Abigail.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Abagail and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Abagail: Boys - Abraham, Caleb, Elijah, Emmanuel, Gideon, Hyman, Jesus, Meir, Moses, Myer, Saul, Seth, Girls - Dara, Datya, Both genders - Matthew


The name Abagail is a variant of Abigail. Other popular variants of the name Abigail are: Abagail, Abbegale, Abbey (English), Abbie (English), Abbigail, Abby (English), Abbygale, Abbygayle, Abegale (Spanish), Abey, Abiagael, Abie, Abigale, Abigayle (English), Abygayle, Avagail


We think the name Abagail should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Abagail to be: A little conservative, but smart and affable girl

In one word, you might describe Abagail as a(n) "traditional" person.

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