Meaning and name origin
Annabel \a-nna-bel\ as a girl's name is pronounced AN-a-BELL. Possibly elaborated form of Anna, or when combined with Belle. More likely a variant of Amabel, derived from Latin meaning "lovable". Most famous bearer was Edgar Allan Poe's Annabel Lee, in the poem of the same name. Common in Scotland since the 12th century. Annabella is the Latin form; Annabelle is the Gaelic form influenced by Belle.
Annabel is a very popular first name for females (#1829 out of 4276, Top 43%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#88482 out of 88799, Top 100%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Annabel for girls. Annabel reached its highest rank of #448 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Annabel and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Anna (#34), Annabelle (#57), Arabella (#174), Annabella (#256), Annabel (#448), Anabelle (#464), Anabella (#530), Anabel (#910), Annabell (#930), Ann (#945) and Belle. (2014 statistics).