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Abcde (pronounced //) is a feminine given name in the United States. As many as 328 children, all girls, were named Abcde in the United States between 1990 and 2014. As of 2017, 373 females were named Abcde. The name is derived from the first five letters of the English alphabet in order, and has no other origin or meaning.
In November 2018, a five-year-old girl named Abcde was allegedly mocked by a Southwest Airlines gate agent at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California. The ensuing news coverage compelled the airline to publicly apologize and privately reprimand the employee.
- Molly Fitzpatrick, There Are 328 Human People Named “Abcde” in the United States Archived December 8, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, Vocativ, 4 December 2014.
- Hickey, Walter (December 1, 2018). "People are shaming the mom of a 5-year-old named Abcde, but it's a surprisingly popular name". Insider. Archived from the original on May 7, 2022. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
- Miracle, Veronica (November 28, 2018). "OC Southwest gate agent mocks 5-year-old girl's name, posts boarding pass on social media". Archived from the original on August 25, 2019.
- Bever, Lindsey (November 29, 2018). "A little girl named Abcde was mocked by a Southwest gate agent. The airline has apologized". Washington Post. Archived from the original on March 24, 2020.