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What does Marabel mean?

Marabel Pronunciation of Marabel [mara-bel] as a girls' name is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of Marabel is "star of the sea". Marabel is a variant form of Mary (Latin).

Associated with: star, sea.


Marabel has 3 variants: Marabelle, Marybel and Marybell.

17 more alternative forms via Mary: Mara, Mare, Maree, Maren, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marilee, Marje, Marybeth, Marylee, Maryse, Meridel, Meriel and Muriel.

Creative forms:
(female) Merbel, Myrabel, ..

(male) Maraer, Maramel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marabel Molly (M.M.), ..

How popular is Marabel?

Marabel is a rare given name for females. Marabel is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Mary (#124 via latest list), Marie (#564), Mara (#739), Maren (#1113), Mariela (#1560), Mariel (#1839), Muriel, Marylee, Maree, Marilee and Marybeth are the prominent alternative forms of Marabel (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Marybel, are seldom used. These relations of Marabel were popular as baby names 125 years ago (median #1455) and are now significantly less widespread (#1449, 97.4% less usage). Mary has historically been a favorite of parents, though Mara has become trendy as well over time, while forms such as Mariela are now somewhat dated. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mara, Maree, Maren, Marie, Mariel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariela, Marilee, Mary, Marybeth, Marylee, Muriel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marabel is pronounced similarly to Maribel, Maribell, Maribelle, Marybelle, Meribel, Mirabel, Mirabell and Mirabelle. Other recommended names are Arabel, Barbel, Carabel, Carabell, Carel, Cariel, Clarabel, Claribel, Corabel, Darrel, Karel, Karmel, Klarybel, Lisabel, Mabel, Macaela, Magaley, Mahalee, Maidel, Malaney, Marah, Maralin, Maralyn, Marcela, Mareen, Marge, Marged, Margies (see Margaret), Margred, Maribella, Maricel, Marien, Mariet, Marine, Marinell, Marisabel, Marisela, Marivel, Marjey (see Margaret), Markee, Markie, Marlane, Marlea, Marlee, Marlele, Marlen, Marley, Marlie, Marney, Marnie, Marrlen, Marsee, Marseea, Martie, Marve, Marvel, Marvela, Marvele, Marvell, Marylea, Maryzela, Maybel, Meral, Merel, Mirabella, Orabel and Orbel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marabel.

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