Abigael

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Female Female Name

Usage

Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

Latin form of the Hebrew name אֲבִיגָיִל ('Avigayil)

1) meaning 'father's joy' [1] [2] [3]

2) meaning 'my father is joy' [4]

3) meaning 'leader of the dance' [2]

4) Also used as an Anglicized form of Gobnait [5]

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Abegale
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Abigael
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Abigaila
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Abigajil
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Abigajl
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Abigal
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Abigale
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Abigayil
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Abigayl
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Abigayle
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Abigel
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Âpikâtdle
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Greenlandic

See also Abbie and Gail

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Abigael
Genitive: Abigaels
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Abigael
Genitive: Abigaelin
Partitive: Abigaelia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Abigael
Accusative: Abigael
Dative: Abigael
Genitive: Abigaelar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Abigael
Genitive: Abigaels
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Abigael
Genitive: Abigaels

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 16 people were named Abigael (percentage of first or only given name: 13 %) [8]

Bible

Abigael is the name of Nabal's wife in the Old Testament. After Nabal's death she became the third wife of King David.

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Greenland Greenland[9]
30 142
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[10]
27 43 27 43 0 0
Denmark Denmark[11]
11
n.a.
11
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
n.a.
10
n.a.
10 0 0
Iceland Iceland[13]
2 4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[14]
n.a.
n.a.
29
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Abigael.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  6. Kartsamlingar at Riksarkivet (as of January 2015), http://riksarkivet.se
  7. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  9. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  10. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no