What does Annabel mean?
Annabel [annabel] as a girls' 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. Also form of Anne.
SEE ALSO Arabella.CREATIVE FORMS
(female) Aniabel, Arnabel, ..
(male) Annage, Annaled, .. MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
Annabel Gillian (A.G.), ..
How popular is Annabel?
Annabel is a very prominent first name for females (#1829 out of 4276, Top 43%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#121058 out of 150436, Top 80%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)
Annabel reached its apex position of #448 in the U.S. in 2014, and is at #621 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Anabel (#1408 A YEAR AGO), Anabella (#864), Anabelle (#736), Anna (#44), Annabell (#1435), Annabella (#396), Annabelle (#92), Annabeth (#1227), Annah, Annalee (#894), Anne (#569), Arabella (#194), Belle (#1053) and Mabel (#578) are the popular varying forms of Annabel (#621) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Annet, are seldom used. These relations of Annabel were at the top of their popularity 135 years ago (ADOPTION OF 8.7%) and are now significantly less widespread (ADOPTION 0.95%, 89.1% LESS), with versions such as Anne becoming less trendy. Anna has historically been the top pick of parents, though Arabella has become popular as well.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Amaybel, Anakela, Analee, Anayeh, Andrel, Angel, Anjel, Annabeth, Annaelle, Annah, Annais, Annaka, Annalee▲, Annalie, Annamae, Annamay, Anne▼, Anneke, Anner, Annes, Annet, Anngela, Anngil, Annice, Annie▼, Annise, Annjela, Annslea, Annthea (see Anthea), Annwyl, Annwyll (see Annwyl), Arabel, Arabela, Bonnibel, Carabel, Corabel, Isabel, Izabel, Jennabel, Jezabel, Lisabel, Mabel▼, Marabel, Mirabel, Onnjel, Orabel, Rosabel and Ysabel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Annabel.