What does Mabel mean?
Mabel /ma-bel/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced MAY-bel. It is of English and Latin origin, and the meaning of Mabel is "lovable". Short form of Amabel. Singer Mabel Mercer.
How popular is Mabel?
Mabel is a very prominent first name for females (#256 out of 4276, Top 6%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#93006 out of 150436, Top 62%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Mabel for girls. Mabel reached its highest position of #20 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is at #669 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Mabel and related names. Maybelle, Maybell, Mabelle, Belle and Mable are the popular related forms of Mabel (#669 a year ago) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.731%) and has become much less since (usage 0.0552%, ▼92.5%), with forms like Belle, Mable, Mabelle, Maybell and Maybelle falling out of fashion. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Madel. This name tends to be less commonly used than Mabel.