Names of the Week

Abby

Female
Alternate Spelling: Abbie
Nickname: Ab
Pronunciation: ab-ee
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Gives Joy
Well-Known Abbys: Abby Warner (The List, Siobhan Vivian), Abby Stafford (Neighbours), Abby Lockhart (ER), Abby Sciuto (NCIS), Abby Mavers (British Actress)

David

Male
Nickname: Dave; Davey
Pronunciation: day-vid
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Beloved
Well-Known Davids: David Gamut (Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper), David Charleston (The Reckoners Trilogy, Brandon Sanderson), David Rossi (Criminal Minds), David Camden (7th Heaven), David Nolan (Once Upon a Time), David Tennant (Actor), David Beckham (Soccer Player)

Ivy

Female
Pronunciation: I-vee
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: A Vine
Well-Known Ivys: Ivy Alisha Tamwood (The Hollows, Kim Harrison), Ivy Wilson (The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck), Ivy Dickens (Gossip Girl), Ivy Wentz (Good Luck Charlie), Ivy William Wallace (English Author and Actress)

Jair

Male
Pronunciation: Jay-eer
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: He Shines
Well-Known Jairs: Jair Picerni (Brazilian Footballer), Jair Marrufo (Referee), Jair Francoise Jurrjens (Baseball Pitcher), Jeremiah ‘Jair’ Willis (“The Willis Clan”)

Malachi

Male
Nickname: Mal
Pronunciation: mah-luh-ky
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: My Messenger
Well-Known Malachis: Malachi Hennesey (Mr Dooley in Peace and War, Peter Finlay Dunne), Malachi Constant (The Sirens of Titan, Kurt Vonnegut), Malachi Trenglos (“Malachi’s Cove”, Anthony Trollope), Malachi Boardman (Children of the Corn)

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