Abbie is a diminutive of Abigail, Abraham, and Abbot. The use of Abbie as a stand alone name was first recorded in the United States in the late 1800s when the government first started tracking names. In the United States the preferred spelling is with a ‘y' instead of the ‘ie' though the latter is popular in the United Kingdom. To keep learning about this modern gem just look below.
Meaning of the name Abbie:
Latin: Head of Monastery
Hebrew: Joy of the Father (girl); Father of Light (boy)
Origin of the name Abbie:
English. Abbie didn't become a stand alone name until the late 1800s. However, Abigail, who was the third wife of King David in the Bible, has its origins in Hebrew.
Symbolism of the name Abbie:
Abbie has become a more popular choice for baby names as some new generations look for more cute and modern versions of sentimental family heirloom names.
Style of the name Abbie:
Biblical and/or Traditional
Gender of the name Abbie:
Abbie is most often used as a girl's name, but there are instances of use as a boy's name.
Pronunciation of the name Abbie:
Number of syllables in the name Abbie:
Emotion evoked by the name Abbie:
Abbie evokes emotions of independence and fun while giving a graceful nod to the loyalty and strength insinuated by the root name Abigail.
Alternative spellings for the name Abbie:
Nicknames for the name Abbie:
Popularity of the name Abbie:
Abbie had it's most popular year in 1900 when it ranked 316th. There was a resurgence in popularity in 2001 when it captured the 512th spot on the chart.
Related names for the name Abbie:
Great middle names for Abbie:
- Anne (Gracious)
- Blaine (Yellow)
- Bryn (Hill)
- Christine (Follower of Christ)
- Gayle (Happy God)
- Lynn (Lake)
- Mae (Goddess of Spring/the month of May)
- Marie (Star of the Sea)
Famous people with the name Abbie:
- Abbie Hoffman (American social activist)
- Abbie Cornish (Australian actress)
- Abbie Mitchell (American soprano)
- Abbie Lathrop (Mouse breeder and accidental genetics pioneer)
- Abbie Myers (American tennis player)
- Abbie Boudreau (American correspondent)
- Abbie Farwell Brown (American author)
- Abbie Eaton (Racing driver)
Abbies in Popular Culture:
- “Gaslighting Abbie” (Song by Steely Dan)
- Abbie Mills (“Sleepy Hollow” TV series)