What does Annabel mean?
Annabel /an-na-bel/ [3 sylls.] 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.
Annabel▲ has 32 more related forms via Amabel, Anna, Belle: Ama, Amabelle, Ana▲, Ania, Anique, Anja, Ann▼, Annabeth, Annah, Annalee, Annamarie, Anneke, Annemarie▼, Annet, Annica, Annika▲, Annmarie▼, Anoesj, Anouska, Belinda▼, Belisse, Bell▼, Bella▲, Belle▼, Bellette, Bellina, Belva▼, Belvia, Hania, Mab, Mabel▼ and Nani.Kreatif forms: Aniabel, Arnabel. [more]
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. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Annabel for girls. Annabel reached its apex position of #448 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Ana (#222 a year ago), Anabel (#910), Anabella (#530), Anabelle (#464), Ann (#945), Anna (#34), Annabell (#930), Annabella (#256), Annabelle (#57), Annalee (#987), Annamarie, Anne (#553), Annemarie, Annika (#576), Annmarie, Arabella (#174), Belinda, Bell, Bella (#70), Belle, Belva and Mabel (#669) are the popular varying forms of Annabel (#448 a year ago) appearing in the Top 1000. Variants like Amabelle are seldom used. These girl names were at the top of their popularity in the year 2013 (usage of 0.3564%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.3554%, down 0.3%), but with versions such as Ann, Anne, Belinda, Bell and Belva becoming somewhat dated. The trendier girl names here are Anabella (#530), Annabel (#448), Annabella (#256), Annabelle (#57) and Arabella (#174), and there is also a rebound in birth name usage for Annabel and Annabelle. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Annabel and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)