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Pronunciation/ˈæbsədiː/, AB-suh-dee
Word/nameUnited States
Region of originUnited States

Abcde (pronounced /ˈæbsəd/) 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.[1] As of 2017, 373 females were named Abcde.[2] 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.[3] The ensuing news coverage compelled the airline to publicly apologize and privately reprimand the employee.[4]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.