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  • Records indicate that 9,059 girls in the United States have been named Abbigail since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2009, when 672 people in the U.S. were given the name Abbigail. Those people are now 11 years old.

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    Comments about the name Abbigail

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      29 Positive Comments

  • "Hey:) My name is, Abbigail and I grew up around a lot of other people that have the name, "Abigail" It made me feel special to have my name a different spelling then them. I like my name and I'm sorry that people think it's spelled wrong because it's not... it is how my name is and forever will be. Hope you all have a nice day:)" Dec. 17, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. Im 27 and my name is Abbigail. I read the negative comments and they are a bit mean. My father is wonderful with his spelling and actually teaches English. He gave me 2 b's because he wanted "a unique spelling for a unique girl" he wanted the name its self because of its meaning. I know this spelling has become more common now but it is still rare 😊" Aug. 22, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "it's a great name! my dad was drunk when he spelt it on my birth certificate, but i still think he made the right choice. i love it when he calls me 'a-buh-buh-gail'." Mar. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My granddaughter is Abbigail, and its rare to find things spelled that way so we just have them made for her, we call her Abby or Crabby Abby, or Gabby Abby, shes now 16 months old...." Mar. 25, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I named our daughter "Abbigail" this past April. We both have college educations and we made a conscious decision to spell her name this way. Even if we hadn't it is still a beautiful way to spell Abbigail. I have met others who've named their daughters Abbigail and they love it too. Family members have poked fun at the spelling but we don't get offended or make much of it at all. It was our choice to spell it like that as it is their choice to pick on us. People have always spelled my name wrong and it has a very traditional spelling. I never get upset or think less of people who spell my name incorrectly. That's just life and I plan to instruct Abbi with have the same understanding. Once the name is on a birth certificate, it becomes the correct way to spell that child's name." Dec. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Abbigail and I love it. My mom gave the name to me thinking it was an old Irish way of spelling it, but I don't actually think it is." Dec. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friend naming her baby girl Abbigail after her mother. I think it's adorable!!!" Oct. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a baby that is 7 weeks old today. I named my baby Abbigail Jean so I could call her Abbi Jean. I noticed there were numerous ways to spell the name and I liked Abbi the best. It fits her." Apr. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i just recently had a baby. shes 6 weeks old today and her name is Abbigail. yes with the two b's. it just made more sense to spell it with 2 b's. there is not "wrong" way to spell a name. in fact my name is brittany. i cannot even tell you how many ways to spell my name. people say my way is the right way some say britney is right. so whats wrong with Abbigail? i love it. my husband is a huge beatles fan and likes to use Abbey as her nickname. yes we add the e and the y but the 2 b's are perfect! its not Abi. you always see Abby, Abbi, Abbie or Abbey... why not Abbigail! i love it and it fits her!" Apr. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 27 weeks pregnant with a baby girl and my husband and I have decided to call her Abbigail. I chose to spell it this way because I think it will be easier to shorten it to Abbi without confusing her by having to add and extra "b". My name is Tricia and it drives me crazy when people write Trish or Patricia on my cards and documents. I believe that even the spelling of a person's name will have a bearing on their personality. I am not Trisha, I am Tricia. And my daughter will be Abbigail Lynn." Jan. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a daugther that was born May 7, 2009 and her name is Abbigail. My husband thought I was crazy adding the extra b, I've always like to be unique, so it just fit!! I didn't know anyone else had done the same!! I love the way it looks with two b's. It makes sense to me cause alot of time we call her "Abbi", it looks better than "Abi". Her middle name is May, I chose May over Mae cause 1, I like to be unique and 2, that was the month she was cute is "Abbi May"???" Dec. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Abbigail, after browsing different ways to spell it, I couldn't make up my mind, so I asked my husband how we should spell it, he spelled with the 2 b's, thinking that was the normal way (though I knew it wasn't) and thought it was the most beautiful way to spell the name, and determined Abbi was also the best- it looked very upper class and sophisticated. My daughter is now 21 months and I am very proud of her name and hopefully she will be too." Oct. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "In doing research I recently discovered my great grandmother was Abbigail. I thought the second b was a typo, but it was not. By "coincidence" my 2 year old grand daughter is also Abbigail. Guess my daughter spelled it "right"." Oct. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi All! We having our first baby now in November 2009. We have decided to call our little girl ABBI-GAIL. We decided to put in the - just to be different and that our girl can be her own little individual and unique as she will be! Well I hope you all have a good day and keep well! Mommy2be Sandra" Aug. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Abbigail! I love the name! it`s just a cute name!" Jul. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. I am going to have my first child in october, a baby girl. My entire time I was in school, I only knew one abbigail. And, I have not heard of another one since. It's a very beautiful name and I love the meaning." Jun. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Abbigail and I love it. My mom actually did spell it wrong when I was born. She meant to spell it as Abigail but accidentally added an extra "B". It's no big deal to me when people spell it wrong. I also don't care when people spell my nickname "Abbi", "Abby", "Abbie", etc.. I've seen it so many different ways. If it's a nickname, why does it matter? It's weird that other people have this name besides me. I always thought I was the only one.. It's awesome to see that I'm not. Although, it's not as unique.." May. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Abbigail, and people always spell it wrong. I have to constantly stand up to employers, school, and even extended family who insist it's "no big deal" if my name is spelled right or not! I think it is cute, and unique, and I don't understand why people with the name Abigail shorten their name to "abby"-adding letters that aren't even there. I'm an Abbi and I'm proud!" Apr. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my lil sis's name i abbigail she was born 2 days after christmas!! love her so much i call her abbie or abby idk i dont write her name much" Apr. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name It Abbigail too (y) Not many people have it with 2 "b" anymore but there isnt that many Abbigail's ... so its unique" Sep. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "we named our daughter Abbigail in 07. Husband wanted the name Abbi but I wanted the gail bit on the end lol. Instead of teaching her to spell Abbigail with only 1 B but then having to add an extra B in when shortening it to Abbi (as Abi looks stupid) we decided to add the extra B. Didn't have any idea how common it actually was (I have never met another one with 2 B's in New Zealand). to me it is do different to many names that need to be spelt out unless ur name is Lisa or Anne or something! Even my name Stacey gets misspelt and I have spent my life saying Stacey with an E!" Aug. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name's Abbigail :) and I shorten it to Abbi. how can it cause misspellings? It is a name, you have been named that, so that is how it is spelt. there is no right or wrong way to spell it. and i was born in 1992. and it is not a lack of education!" Jun. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Abbigail and everyone wants to only spell it with one "B", drives me crazy." Oct. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People usually spell it wrong, they only like to use one "b." I meet people with the same name but different spellings. Pronounce it Abigail. An I shorten for Abby different to its spelled ABBI." Sep. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'd love to own this name, then I could be Abbie. But I'm Abbygail. :(" Jun. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is ABBIGALE...we love the name and so does she...everyone tells me that I spelled it wrong theough...then I explain to the that we spelled it this was NOT to be different but so they SHE would have an easier time shortening her name to Abbi by just dropping the ending." Apr. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my baby girls name and it is perfect just like her." Jan. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Abbigail is the name I have picked out for my baby girl, when I have one.(I keep having boys!) Everyone spells it wrong, but I wouldn't have it any other way! I love this name!" Dec. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People mostly spell it Abigail. Abbigail is the only one whith the name Abbgiail." Apr. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "seems a misspelling of 'abigail' and a sign of a lack of education." May. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "A name I would expect from someone who can't spell." Jan. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Why give a kid a name destined to cause spelling errors!" Jan. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      19 Neutral Comments

  • "Hi, my name is Abbigail. I do love my name, but some people seem to like to criticise me for something that wasn't up to me. I am not mad at my mother for giving me this name, nor will I ever despise it. It's a beautiful, and quite elegant name, and it suits me well. I was very disappointed with the negative comments on this page. I can spell and read anything of any level if difficulty like other people. I'm glad to be different and have a "unique" name (although there's only an extra "b") and will proudly introduce myself as Abbigail!" Dec. 13, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife and I named our daughter Abbigail first because it looks correct but probably more because her last name starts with a B and some day some boy will come along ask for her hand and marry her changing her last initial but he will never get rid of the second B!" May. 12, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Abbigail in 2001 (Abbie). When I wrote the name out, I felt that the 2 b's made it stand out more. I actually found a little girl named Abbigail who lives near by. My great grandmother was Abigail. I just thought one b wasn't enough!" May. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "The story is that my dad was so excited he added 2 b's but I think the truth is that he didnt know how it was originally spelled. My mom left it. I hated it as a kid but now I love my name. It's definitely weird to hear it everywhere now as I was pretty much the only one!!!" Nov. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter is named Abbigail, I never thought spelling it any other way, I liked the way it looked on paper and don't care what anyone else thinks!" Sep. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "er boddii effin spells my name wrong. it makes me so mad all the time.but they are just hatin because they are slow and they cant spell at leats i have chelsea i love her" May. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Abbigail, I go by Abbi. I have many people tell me that I spelled it wrong and for a long time I thought that any girl who spelled it any other way was wrong. I finally have come to the conclusion that the name Abbigail is so unique, that no spelling could possibly be wrong. The name is original and every girl and woman that has the name is destined to shine in this crazy world we live in!" Mar. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Abbigail. My friends know me as Abbi. I was born on 14 June 1976 (I'm 33 years old) and I live in the England, in the county of Hampshire. My father gave me this name and added the extra 'b' by 'mistake' although I'm not sure this is true he always strived to be unique, he simply was an extrovert and liked to be different - this makes more sense if you had ever known him!" Jan. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "In the film "Halloween Town" the grandma of the girl is called Abbigail Crownwell and I think that this name is cool. I liked! and you can say "Abbigail" or "Abbi" or "Abbie"... Is a very usefull and pretty name in my opinion" Dec. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this name...i spelled my daughters name w two b' make it different." Oct. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "You negative messengers are all so silly! The more creative the spelling the more personal the name... I love the name no matter how one chooses to spell it! It's the same name regardless of spelling but the spelling represents ones interpretation of the pronunciation thatıs all! Who cares whatıs traditionalı youıre not uneducated if you spell your name slightly differentı Youıre artistic and creativeı get an imagination people!!! I love uniquely spelled names, Iım here to get the most personal spelling that fits my baby and not anyone elseıs :)" Jun. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are thinking of naming our child Abbigail. I was surprised to read the comments about being uneducated. How is insulting someone's education or spelling helpful? Most names over time have changed because of spelling and factors like lesser educated families. It's a part of how names evolve." Mar. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughters name (born June 2nd, 2007). I, like some others, decided to use 2 b's so she could be an Abbi. Plus i thought it looked funny with one b." Oct. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think Abbigail with two b's is perfect. Why should everyone spell the name the same way. Aren't we all suppose to be unique!" Apr. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Who are some famous people with the name Abbigial?" Aug. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is planning on naming her daughter Abbigail. I am imploring her to just use one 'b'. I say it may be cute now, but it will just cause a lifetime of spelling errors and anxiety for her daughter." Jan. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is abbigail and everyone speel it with one B" Oct. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is abbigail it gets mis spelt all the time,i get called abagale abygale i hate it as a name and im from perth western aust" Jun. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always assume that it is spelt with only one 'b'. I have never met anyone else with this spelling of 'Abbigail'." May. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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