Abital or Avital (Hebrew: אֲבִיטַל ’Ăḇîṭāl) is a Hebrew female name which means my father is [the] dew. (ab-i means my father; -i is possessive pronoun for "my".)[1][2]

Abital is mentioned in the Bible as one of King David's wives (2 Samuel 3:4), the mother of David's fifth son Shephatiah.[3][4]


  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006). A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford paperback reference. Oxford University Press. p. 42. ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1. Retrieved 2018-11-17.
  2. ^ "Abital". Retrieved 2013-06-27.
  3. ^ 2 Samuel 3:4
  4. ^ "Abital (fl. 1000 BCE)". Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Gale Research Inc. Archived from the original on 6 April 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2013.(subscription required)