What does Arabella mean?
Arabella [ara-bel-la] as a girls' name is pronounced AIR-a-bell-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Arabella is "prayerful". From "orabilis". Also possibly a variant of Anabella (see Annabel). Popular in England, where it has an upper-class aura. A ship named the Arbella brought a group of Puritan English aristocrats to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630; many socially prominent Boston families are descended from this group.
Related girl name: Araminta.Creative forms:
(female) Arabelna, Arabelta, ..
(male) Arabelar, Arabelley, .. Middle name pairings:
Arabella Saoirse (A.S.), ..
How popular is Arabella?
Arabella is an unusual given name for females. Arabella is an uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Arabella for girls. Arabella reached its peak position of #174 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is presently at #194. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Arabella (#194 in 2015) appearing in the Top 2000 are Anabel (#1408 in 2015), Anabella (#864), Anabelle (#736), Annabel (#621), Annabell (#1435), Annabella (#396), Annabelle (#92), Ara, Arabelle (#1622), Araminta, Bella (#74) and Belle (#1053). These forms of Arabella reached the top of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 1%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.7%, ▼26.1%), with forms like Ara becoming less fashionable. Arabella is the most chic girl name in this compilation.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Abelia, Adella▼, Adiella, Amabel, Amarilla, Anakela, Angella, Araceli, Aracelia, Aracely▼, Arcelia, Arcilla, Ardelle, Arela, Arelle, Aricela, Aricelly (see Araceli), Ariela, Ariell, Arielle, Ariellia, Arnelle, Arthelia, Arvilla▼, Auriella, Aviella, Axella, Branell (see Brandy), Brunella, Carabelle, Corabella, Corabelle, Drusella, Gazella, Gianella, Gratiella, Graziella, Grisella, Isabell▼, Isabella▲, Isobella, Izabella, Janella, Jezabella, Kamella, Labella, Lavella, Mabelle▼, Marabelle, Marella, Maribella, Meribella, Mirabella, Nanella, Orella, Oriella, Pamella, Pracilla (see Priscilla), Priella, Prunella, Raella, Rafella, Sabella, Sabilla, Sabylla, Samella, Sibella, Uriella, Ursella, Yabell (see Ysabel), Yabelle, Ysabell, Ysabella, Ysabelle and Ysbella. These names tend to be more frequently used than Arabella.