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What does Mabel mean?

Mabel Pronunciation of Mabel [ma-bel] 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.


Mabel has 13 variants: Amabel, Amable, Amaybel, Amaybelle, Amayble, Mab, Mabelle, Mable, Maible, Maybel, Maybell, Maybelle and Mayble.

Creative forms:
(female) Maubel, Meibel, ..

(male) Mage, Mamel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mabel Lisa (M.L.), ..

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. Demographics)

Mabel reached its highest position of #20 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is at #578 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Maybelle, Maybell, Mable, Mabelle and Maybel are the popular related forms of Mabel (#578 via latest list) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Mabel was widespread 125 years ago (usage of 0.9%) and has become much less since, with forms like Mabelle falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mabel, Mabelle, Mable, Maybel, Maybell, Maybelle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Anabel, Arabel, Barbel, Batel, Carel, Cybel, Dael, Darel, Gael, Gayel, Hazel, Isabel, Isbel, Izabel, Jael, Janel, Jayel, Karel, Lael, Macee, Macey, Madel, Mae, Maidel, Mal, Malea, Mame, Marabel, Mare, Maree, Marell, Maren, Maribel, Mariel, Marvel, Marybel, Maryl, Mave, Maye, Mazey, Mel, Merel, Mirabel, Orabel, Orbel, Rahel, Rakel, Sibel, Sybel, Ysabel and Ysbel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mabel.

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