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What does Maribel mean?

Maribel [ma-ri-bel] as a girls' name is pronounced mare-a-BEL. It is of Latin and French origin, and the meaning of Maribel is "star of the sea; beautiful". Modern name: blend of Mary and Belle.

Associated with: star, sea, beautiful, modern, blend.


Maribel has 7 variants: Maribell, Maribella, Maribelle, Marybelle, Meribel, Meribella and Meribelle.

Affiliated girl names: Mari and Maria.

Maribel has 41 more relations via Belle, Mary: Maire, Mamie, Marabel, Marabelle, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Mariella, Marielle, Marilee, Marilin, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marje, Marybel, Marybell, Marybeth, Marylee, Maryse, Maurine, Maurise, Meridel, Meriel, Murial and Muriel.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Marbel, Marribel, ..

(male) Marill, Marimer, ..

How popular is Maribel?

Maribel is a very popular first name for women (#605 out of 4276, Top 14%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Maribel for girls. Maribel entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #395 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #1463 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the statistics of the girl name Maribel and corresponding names. Belle (#1030 from current records), Mamie, Maree, Maren (#1153), Mari, Maria (#115), Mariam (#568), Marian (#1264), Mariana (#331), Mariann, Marie (#579), Mariel, Mariela (#1358), Mariella (#1442), Marielle (#1989), Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn (#405), Marin (#1402), Marion (#1539), Mariska, Marita, Maritza (#1203), Mary (#120), Marybelle, Marybeth, Marylee, Maurine and Muriel are the popular related forms of Maribel (#1463 from current records). Adoption of these forms of Maribel reached its peak during the years 1890-1899 (median #1363) and is now much diminished (#1465, 94.2%). Mary is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Mariam has gained in popularity over time, while forms like Marybeth are now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maribel, Belle, Mamie, Maree, Maren in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mari, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariann, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Mariella in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marielle, Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marion, Mariska, Marita, Maritza, Mary in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marybelle, Marybeth, Marylee, Maurine, Muriel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariam, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names


Maribel is alike in pronunciation to Mirabel and Mirabell. Other suggested similar names are Barbel, Carabel, Cariel, Claribel, Mabel, Maidel, Marial, Maribeth, Maricel, Maricela, Marien, Mariet, Marike, Marine, Marinell, Marisabel, Marise, Marisela, Marivel, Marivella, Marivelle, Marvel, Marvela, Marvele, Marvell and Maybel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Maribel.