What does Arabelle mean?
Arabelle /ara-bel-le/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name. Arabelle's name origin is Latin, and the meaning of the name Arabelle is "prayerful". Arabelle is an alternate spelling of Arabella (Latin): from "orabilis". Compare last name Arballo.
How popular is Arabelle?
Arabelle is a rare given name for females. Arabelle is an equally unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Arabelle and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Arabelle (not ranked) are Ara, Arabella (#174 in 2014), Bella (#70) and Belle. Forms like Bel are uncommon. Usage of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4843%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.439%, down 9.3%), with the forms Ara and Belle becoming less stylish. Arabella (#174) and Bella (#70) are two of the more trendy baby names in this compilation, with Bella enjoying a revival in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)