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  1. abigailnoun

    A lady's waiting maid.

  2. Abigailnoun

    The wife of Nabal and later of David.

  3. Abigailnoun

    The wife of Nabal and later of David in the Old Testament.

  4. Abigailnoun

    A female given name from Hebrew, used since the 16th century, and currently quite popular.

    The name of Abigail Adams is naturally closely associated with those of her illustrious father and mother, - - - Born in 1765, the mother's quaint Christian name was given to the little girl

  5. Etymology: From Hebrew אֲבִיגַיִל (avigáyil, " Abigail ", literally " her Father's joy" or "fountain of joy").

Wikipedia

  1. Abigail

    Abigail (Hebrew: אֲבִיגַיִל‎, Modern: ’Avīgayīl, Tiberian: ’Aḇīḡayīl) was an Israelite woman in the Hebrew Bible married to Nabal; she became married to the future King David after Nabal's death (1 Samuel 25). Abigail was David's second wife, after Saul and Ahinoam's daughter, Michal, whom Saul later married to Palti, son of Laish when David went into hiding. She became the mother of one of David's sons, who is listed in the Book of Chronicles under the name Daniel, in the Masoretic Text of the Books of Samuel as Chileab, and in the Septuagint text of 2 Samuel 3:3 as Δαλουια, Dalouia. Her name is spelled Abigal in 2 Samuel 17:25 in the American Standard Version.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abigailnoun

    a lady's waiting-maid

  2. Etymology: [The proper name used as an appellative.]

Wikidata

  1. Abigail

    Abigail was the wife of Nabal; she became a wife of David after Nabal's death. She became the mother of one of David's sons, who is listed in the Book of Chronicles under the name Daniel, in the Masoretic Text of the Books of Samuel as Chileab, and in the Septuagint text of 2 Samuel 3:3 as Δαλουια, Dalouia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abigail

    ab′i-gāl, n. a lady's-maid. [From Abigail, 1 Sam. xxv.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Abigail

    the widow of Nabal, espoused by David.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Abigail

    The generic name for a waiting-maid, in allusion to the handmaid who introduced herself to David (1 Sam. xxv. 23). Its popularity during the second half of the seventeenth century may be accounted for by the fact that the maiden name of Mrs Masham, the waiting-woman of Queen Anne, was Abigail Hill.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ABIGAIL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Abigail is ranked #137327 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Abigail surname appeared 122 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Abigail.

    67.2% or 82 total occurrences were White.
    18.8% or 23 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    5.7% or 7 total occurrences were Black.
    4.9% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Abigail in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Abigail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Abigail in a Sentence

  1. Melissa Leggio:

    Abigail was able to ride in a carriage, meet and pet two unicorns, feed carrots to a unicorn and have pictures taken with the unicorns.

  2. Dontez Williams:

    I’ll never forget the way Abigail looked at me. It was priceless, it really meant a lot to me seeing her face light up.

  3. Andrew Cuomodirected:

    On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend our deepest sympathy toSpc. Abigail Jenks'family and loved ones, we are devastated by her loss and join her fellow soldiers, family and friends in honoring her service to our country.

  4. David Immler:

    It’s important to give back and that’s what we wanted to teach [Abigail], she even helped paint the sign.

  5. Erika Jones:

    Skeptical of their doctors ’ diagnosis, the Florida couple traveled to Boston Children's Hospital, where neurosurgeon-in-chief Alan Cohen evaluated the little girl. He ended up operating on Abigail and removing the tumor, which he said was benign. When Dr. Cohen came out of surgery saying we got it all, and we're pretty, pretty, pretty sure that it’s not malignant, it's not cancer, it was almost like she was born again.

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