The name Abbey is a diminutive of the name Abigail which means ‘father's rejoicing’. An English name, the meaning of Abbey is ‘nunnery’. It is first recorded in the 13th century as meaning ‘a religious monastery or convent devoted to celibacy and headed by an abbot or abbess’. The name stems from the Anglo-French word ‘abbeie’, which has roots in the Old French word ‘abaïe’, which, in turn, is derived from the Late Latin word ‘abbatia’ of the same meaning. In Hebrew, the name Abby is ‘Avigail’, which means ‘father of exaltation’ or ‘my father’s joy’. Some variants of the name Abbey are Abby or Abbie. Some nicknames for the name include Abs, Abie, and Abbie. Well-known personalities with this name include Abbey Lincoln, a vocalist musician.
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