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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.

Associated with: england, puritan, aristocrats (noble), bay (tree)


Arabella has 17 variants: Ara, Arabel, Arabela, Arabelle, Arbela, Arbell, Arbella, Arbelle, Bel, Bella, Belle, Orabel, Orabella, Orabelle, Orbel, Orbella and Orbelle.

Related girl name: Araminta.

Arabella has 6 more alternative forms via Anabella, Annabel: Anabel, Anabella, Anabelle, Annabell, Annabella and Annabelle.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Arabelna, Arabelta, ..

(male) Arabelar, Arabelley, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arabella name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Arabella outside U.S.

Prominent related forms of Arabella (#174 in 2014) appearing in the Top 2000 are Anabel (#910 in 2014), Anabella (#530), Anabelle (#464), Annabel (#448), Annabell (#930), Annabella (#256), Annabelle (#57), Ara, Arabelle (#1570), Araminta, Bella (#70) and Belle (#1030). These forms of Arabella were at the top of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 1%), except for forms like Ara which have become less fashionable. The most fashionable baby names among these are Anabel, Anabella, Anabelle, Annabel, Annabell, Annabella, Annabelle, Arabella and Bella.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arabella, Anabel, Anabella, Anabelle, Annabel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annabell, Annabella, Annabelle, Ara, Arabelle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Araminta, Bella, Belle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Annabelle, Bella outside U.S.