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Abigail is a feminine name of Hebrew origin.

From the Hebrew name אֲבִיגַיִל (pron. Avigayil), meaning “my father is joy”, alternatively “my father’s joy”.

According to the Old Testament, Abigail was the third wife of King David.

Abigail is a popular name in the U.S.A. that for the last couple of decades remains in the Top-20 of the Social Security Administration name list.

Ranks of the name for 2017 are #10 in Canada, #35 in Australia, #73 in England & Wales.

Other forms of the name are Abigayl, Abby, Abigal, Avihail, Gal, Gayle, Abbi.

Famous bearers of the name are Abigail Spencer, Abigail Adams, Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa, Abigail Breslin, Abigail Savage, Abigail Cruttenden, Abigail Hopkins, Abigail Maheha, Abigail Lane, Abigail F. Cowen.