What does Arabella mean?
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.more]
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. Census)
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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent related forms of Arabella (#174 2 years ago) appearing in the Top 1000 are Anabel (#910 2 years ago), Anabella (#530), Anabelle (#464), Annabel (#448), Annabell (#930), Annabella (#256), Annabelle (#57), Ara, Bella (#70) and Belle. Other forms, like Annabal, are uncommon. These forms of Arabella were at the top of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.4692%), except for the forms Annabell, Ara and Belle which have become less fashionable. Annabelle has been the most common, while Anabelle has also become trendy as well over time. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Arabella and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)