Nabby

August 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
Diminutive of “Abigail”, from Hebrew, meaning “my father is joy”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Abegail, Abi, Abigail, Abigayle, Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abby, Avigail, Avi, Gail, Gaila, Gala, Gale, Gayla, Gayle, Tabbie, Tabby, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Aunt Nabby, who looks after Ruth and Sammy Bowen in “Water Lilies” from A Garland for Girls, by Louisa May Alcott, 1887.

 

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