A diminutive of the female given name Abigail.
A diminutive of the male given name Albert.
A British surname.
Other Word Forms of Abbey
Origin of Abbey
From 1250 in Middle English as abbeye (“convent headed by an abbot”) (compare archaic English abbaye), from Old French abaïe, abbaïe, abeïe, abbeïe (Modern French abbaye) from Late Latin abbātia, from Classical Latin abbās (“abbot”). See abbot.
Middle English from Old French abaie from Late Latin abbātia abbacy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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