a female given name, form of .
Contemporary Examples

Abby Haglage went on her own date with the couple to test the bounds of their post-experiment lives.
Are the 40 Days Duo Really a Couple? Abby Haglage September 3, 2013

Andrew Borden, his two daughters, Lizzie and Emma, and his wife, Abby, lived in the stately abode at 92 Second Street.
Would You Stay in Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murder House? Nina Strochlic October 29, 2014

The knowledge that Abby is actually hundreds of years old but has to depend on someone to care for her is a chilling one.
Let Me In Is the Anti-Twilight Jace Lacob September 28, 2010

Abby Ellin visits the next frontier of nuptials: the “triad.”
Threesome Marriages Abby Ellin May 6, 2009

Not so Abby—the most flawed, complex character here, and the emotional center of the novel.
Cancer, Cocktails, and Sexual Lust Taylor Antrim May 26, 2009

Historical Examples

On this occasion he had been more stern than Abby had believed it possible for him to be.
Dolly’s College Experiences Mabel Cronise Jones

For listening to Abby Kelley, men and women had been excommunicated.
Susan B. Anthony Alma Lutz

Ellen knew at once, with a throb of sympathy and shame, that Abby did love some one.
The Portion of Labor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Then he remembered that Abby, his wife, had spoken of their nephew’s absence.
Pirate Gold Frederic Jesup Stimson

“Nobody ever opposed Eudora Yates except her own self,” replied Abby.
The Yates Pride Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

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