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What does Annabel mean?

Annabel Pronunciation of Annabel as a girls' name is pronounced AN-a-BELL. Possibly elaborated form of Anna, or when combined with Belle. More likely a variant of Amabel, derived from Latin meaning "lovable". Most famous bearer was Edgar Allan Poe's Annabel Lee, in the poem of the same name. Common in Scotland since the 12th century. Annabella is the Latin form; Annabelle is the Gaelic form influenced by Belle. Also form of Anne.


ASSOCIATED WITH combined (blend), scotland, gaelic


VARIANTS Anabel, Anabella, Anabelle, Annabal, Annabelinda, Annabell, Annabella, Annabelle

SEE ALSO Arabella

RELATED FORMS VIA AMABEL, ANNA, BELLE Annabeth, Annah, Annalee, Anneke, Annet, Mabel



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How popular is Annabel?

Annabel is a very prominent first name for females (#1829 out of 4276, Top 43%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#121058 out of 150436, Top 80%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Annabel reached its apex position of #448 in the U.S. in 2014, and is at #949 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Anabel (#1915 A YEAR AGO), Anabella (#1100), Anabelle (#1197), Anna (#54), Annabell, Annabella (#591), Annabelle (#141), Annabeth (#1456), Annah, Annalee (#961), Anne (#599), Arabella (#174), Belle (#859) and Mabel (#436) are the popular varying forms of Annabel (#949) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Annet, are seldom used. These relations of Annabel were at the top of their popularity 138 years ago (ADOPTION OF 4.3%) and are now significantly less widespread (ADOPTION 0.66%, 84.7% LESS), with versions such as Anne becoming less trendy. Anna has historically been the top pick of parents, though Arabella has become popular as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annabel, Anabel, Anabella, Anabelle, Anna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annabell, Annabella, Annabelle, Annabeth, Annah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annalee, Anne, Arabella, Belle, Mabel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anna, Annabelle, Arabella, Belle outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Amaybel, Anakela, Analee, Anayeh, Andrel, Angel, Anjel, Annabeth, Annaelle, Annah, Annais, Annaka, Annalee, Annalie, Annamae, Annamay, Anne, Anneke, Anner, Annes, Annet, Anngela, Anngil, Annice, Annie, Annise, Annjela, Annslea, Annthea (see Anthea), Annwyl, Annwyll (see Annwyl), Arabel, Arabela, Bonnibel, Carabel, Corabel, Isabel, Izabel, Jennabel, Jezabel, Lisabel, Mabel, Marabel, Mirabel, Onnjel, Orabel, Rosabel and Ysabel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Annabel.