This name derives from the Hebrew “'Ăbı̂yâh / 'Ăbı̂yâhû > 'Aviyah”, meaning “my father is Yahweh”. In the bible there are more important figures, including: 1) Abijah (queen), the daughter of Zechariah who married king Ahaz of Judah. She is also called Abi. She was the mother of King Hezekiah. 2) Abijah (king) of the kingdom of Judah, also known as Abijam, who was son of Rehoboam and succeeded him on the throne of Judah.