Abigail meaning

ăbĭ-gāl
[Archaic] a lady's maid.
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In the Bible, the wife of David.
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A female given name, used since the 16th century, and currently quite popular.
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The wife of Nabal and later of David in the Old Testament.
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A feminine name: dim. Abby, Gail.
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1847, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre.

In the servants’ hall two coachmen and three gentlemen’s gentlemen stood or sat round the fire; the abigails, I suppose, were upstairs with their mistresses; the new servants, that had been hired from Millcote, were bustling about everywhere.

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Origin of abigail

  • From the name Abigail, as given to a waiting-maid in Beaumont and Fletcher's play The Scornful Lady.

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  • Hebrew אֲבִיגַיִל (avigáyil, “Abigail”, literally “her Father's joy” or “fountain of joy”).

    From Wiktionary