Meaning and Origin of: Abbey

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Head of a monastery; nickname for Abigail
  • Hebrew, Arabic : Father
  • Hebrew : Father of light

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from Middle English abbeye, abbaye (Old French abeie, Late Latin abbatia ‘priest’s house’), applied as a topographic name for someone living in or near an abbey, or an occupational name for someone working in one.