Abigail is derived from the Hebrew name Avigayil. Meaning "my father is joyful," the name can be found in the Old Testament, as Abigail was a wife of King David. During the early nineteenth century, the name became synonymous with the terms "maid" or "servant," and it quickly fell out of favor. In recent years, however, Abigail has soared in popularity and is currently in the top 10 names for baby girls.
Similar Names: Abagael, Abby
Famous Abigail Names: Abigail Breslin (actress), Abigail Adams (U.S. First Lady)