Popularity today: #6
Style: Antique Charm, Biblical
Nicknames: Abby, Gail
Variants: Abigale, Avigail
Sisters: Hannah, Chloe, Lily, Faith, Isabel
Brothers: Caleb, Ethan, Gabriel, Julian, Isaac
Abigail was once considered a Puritan name, and later became the stereotypical name for a servant or secretary. Today, this biblical classic is getting a well-deserved makeover. It still has its colonial aura of simple purity but has shed its dowdy starch. Now Abby is cute, Gail is sophisticated and the full Abigail is the mainstream of fashion.