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What does Arabella mean?

Arabella Pronunciation of Arabella as a girls' name is pronounced AIR-a-bell-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Arabella is "prayerful". From "orabilis". Also possibly a variant of Anabella (see Annabel). Popular in England, where it has an upper-class aura. A ship named the Arbella brought a group of Puritan English aristocrats to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630; many socially prominent Boston families are descended from this group.


ASSOCIATED WITH england, puritan, aristocrats (noble), bay (tree)


VARIANTS Ara, Arabel, Arabela, Arabelle, Arbela, Arbell, Arbella, Arbelle, Bel, Bella, Belle, Orabel, Orabella, Orabelle, Orbel, Orbella, Orbelle

SEE ALSO Araminta

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA ANABELLA, ANNABEL Anabel, Anabella, Anabelle, Annabell, Annabella, Annabelle



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How popular is Arabella?

Arabella is an unusual given name for females. Arabella is an uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Arabella reached its peak position of #158 in the U.S. in the year 2017, and is presently at #174. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Arabella (#174 IN 2018) appearing in the Top 2000 are Anabel (#1915), Anabella (#1100), Anabelle (#1197), Annabel (#949), Annabell, Annabella (#591), Annabelle (#141), Ara, Arabelle (#1734), Araminta, Bella (#48) and Belle (#859). These forms of Arabella reached the top of their popularity in 2014 (USAGE OF 0.8%) and are somewhat less popular today (USAGE 0.6%, 28.1%), with forms like Ara becoming less fashionable. Arabella and Bella are two of the more chic girl names in this compilation.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annabell, Annabella, Annabelle, Ara, Arabelle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Araminta, Bella, Belle in U.S.

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