Name: Abbott

Origin and Meaning of the Name Abbott

  • Meaning:
    Father
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (AB ut)
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Miscellaneous Info for Abbott

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    In the Roman Catholic church, the abbot is the head of a community of monks. The title is somtimes used in rarer Protestant monastic communities. Traditionally, bearers of the surname "Abbott" would have been workers in an abbot's household, not descendants of an abbot.

    William "Bud" Abbott was half of the comedy duo Abbott and Costello and a famous bearer of the name. Abbott was among the Top 1000 most popular name for boys in the late 1800's.

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Popularity Rank of Abbott (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Abbott - Rankings by Year

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