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What does Christabel mean?

Christabel Pronunciation of Christabel as a girls' name is pronounced KRIS-ta-bell. It is of Latin and French origin, and the meaning of Christabel is "beautiful Christian". Medieval coinage from the name of Christ with -bel (see Belle). Use has been primarily literary, as in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 1816 poem of the same name, in which the heroine is an example of innocent purity. The name was borne by the pioneer suffragette Christabel Pankhurst (1880-1958).


ASSOCIATED WITH beautiful, medieval, literary, heroine, purity (virgin)


VARIANTS Christabella, Christabelle, Christable, Christobel, Chrystabel, Chrystabelle, Chrystobel, Cristabel, Cristabell, Cristabella, Cristabelle, Crystabel, Crystabella

SEE ALSO Christina



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How popular is Christabel?

Christabel is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Christabel is also an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Belle (#933 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) is the only popular variation form of Christabel (NOT IN TOP 2000). Adoption of this relation of Christabel was widespread during 1880-1889 (#107) and has become significantly diminished since, with Belle falling out of fashion. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2016)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Belle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Christabel and related baby names outside U.S.