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What does Claribel mean?

Claribel [cla-ri-bel] as a girls' name is pronounced KLARE-a-bell. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Claribel is "bright, famous and beautiful".

Blend of Clara and Bella. Literary: a name used by Edmund Spenser in his poem "The Faerie Queene" (in the form Claribell), and Shakespeare in "The Tempest" (1611). Alfred Lord Tennyson also wrote a poem named "Claribel" (1830).

Associated with: bright (light), beautiful, blend, literary, faerie.


Claribel has 1 variant: Klarybel.

Related girl name: Claire.

Claribel has 14 more related forms via Bella, Clara: Claire, Clarabelle, Clarabeth, Clare, Clarice, Clarie, Clarina, Clarinda, Clarine, Clarissa, Clarita, Claritza, Clarizza and Clarrie.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Clarisel, Cloribel, ..

(male) Clarime, Clariter, ..

How popular is Claribel?

Claribel is a very popular first name for women (#2061 out of 4276, Top 48%) but a rare last name 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 history of Claribel for girls. Claribel reached its highest rank of #895 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Claire (#44 a year ago), Bella (#70), Clara (#108), Clare (#723), Clarissa (#765), Clarita, Clarine, Clarabelle, Clarice and Clarinda are the popular variation forms of Claribel listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Clarina, are seldom used. These forms of Claribel were at the apex of their popularity a century ago (usage of 2.29%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.96%, 58% less). Claire has historically been popular among parents, though Bella has grown trendy as well, while versions like Clara have lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Claribel, Bella, Claire, Clara, Clarabelle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clare, Clarice, Clarinda, Clarine, Clarissa, Clarita in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Claribel is alike in pronunciation to Clarabel, Claribella and Claribelle. Other recommended names are Alarice, Barbel, Carabel, Carabell, Carel, Carie, Cariel, Carine, Carmel, Charice, Charie, Charil, Charill (see Charlotte), Charise, Charitee (see Charity), Charitey (see Charity), Clairey, Clairice, Clarene, Clarey, Clari, Clarica, Claris, Clarisa, Clarise, Clarisse, Clariza, Claryce, Clayrice, Corabel, Gloribel, Gloribell, Klarice, Klarise, Marabel, Maribel, Maribell, Maricel, Maridel, Mariel, Marivel, Marybel and Meribel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Claribel.