If your name is Abigail, you seek knowledge and an understanding of the world around you. This leads you on an ever-changing quest for meeting new people and experiencing new adventures. Fortunately for you, you are a natural risk-taker, so you do not hesitate to make the changes necessary to cause these new things to happen. You also love travel, so you have no problem looking for your next adventure or new association far from home. You are creative and smart, friendly, and energetic. You love work independently as this way there is no one to question or hinder your adventurous plans! Be careful, though. The grass isn’t always greener in the neighbor’s yard, and you might be a little too quick to move on to the next adventure before finishing the last one. Of course, this is because you detest boring, day-in-day-out routine, and you would rather delight in an ever changing environment!
One other thing to be careful of is letting others drag you into adventures that might be a little bit too risky. Adventure can be fun, but not too excess. So use good sense about those you hang out with and trust your intuition, it won’t lead you astray!
The name Abigail is of Old Testament Biblical origin and the Hebrew name “Avigayil”, meaning “father’s joy.” Abigail appears in the Book of Samuel and became King David’s third wife. As with many Old Testament Biblical names, the name Abigail became popular as an English name after the Protestant Reformations and came to the New World with the Puritans.
Though Abigail came the America with the Puritans, it didn’t become a really popular choice until the 1950s, when it began to climb to its current super-popular status in the Top 10 most popular names. The pet name forms Abby and Abbie also lend to its popularity.
One of the most famous Abigails in history comes to us from American history: Abigail Adams. Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams, the second President of the United States and the first Vice-President. She and her husband John Adams were also the parents of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States. Abigail Adams was a true confidant and advisor to her husband, and her many letters to him during the years of the Revolutionary War, when he was in Philadelphia for the Continental Congress, have served as the basis for much of our documentation of her life and for a “first-hand” account of the birth of the United States.