Meaning and Origin of: Abbey

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Head of a monastery; nickname for Abigail

Girl name variations

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew, Arabic : Father
  • Hebrew : Father of light

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.