Boy Names baby nameAbbott

What does the name Abbott mean?

The meaning of the name “Abbott” is: “Father”.

Additional information: Derived from the Aramaic abba, meaning "Father." An abbot is the the superior of a monastic community.

The title is rarely  used in some Protestant monastic communities and in the Roman Catholic church.
Traditionally, bearers of the surname 'Abbott'  would have been workers in an abbot's household, not descendants of an abbot.

Popularity: Abbott was among the Top 1000 most popular name for boys in the late 1800's.