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What does Christabel mean?

Christabel Pronunciation of Christabel as a girls' name is pronounced KRIS-ta-bell. It is of Latin and French origin, and the meaning of Christabel is "beautiful Christian". Medieval coinage from the name of Christ with -bel (see Belle). Use has been primarily literary, as in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 1816 poem of the same name, in which the heroine is an example of innocent purity. The name was borne by the pioneer suffragette Christabel Pankhurst (1880-1958).


ASSOCIATED WITH beautiful, medieval, literary, heroine, purity (virgin)


VARIANTS Christabella, Christabelle, Christable, Christobel, Chrystabel, Chrystabelle, Chrystobel, Cristabel, Cristabell, Cristabella, Cristabelle, Crystabel, Crystabella

SEE ALSO Christina



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How popular is Christabel?

Christabel is an unusual first name for women. Christabel is an equivalently uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Christabel (NOT IN TOP 2000) are Christina (#439 FROM RECENT DATA) and Belle (#859). These relations of Christabel were favored as baby names during the years 1980-1989 (USAGE OF 0.9%) and have become much less popular since (USAGE 0.1%, 92.8%). (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Belle, Christina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Chrisanna, Chrisanne, Chrisanta, Chrisie, Chrissa, Chrissee, Chrissie, Chrissti, Chrisstie (see Christina), Christa, Christain, Christaine, Christal, Christall, Christalyn, Christeen, Christeena, Christella, Christelle, Christen, Christena, Christene, Christiaan (see Christian), Christiana, Christiann (see Christiana), Christianna, Christianni, Christie, Christinea, Christini, Christinia, Christle, Christline, Christmas, Christna, Christol, Christyne, Chrystal, Chrystalla, Chrystee (see Christina), Chrystel, Chrystelle, Chrystie, Chrystol, Chrystyn, Corabel, Crista, Cristel, Cristella, Cristelle, Cristen, Cristena, Cristian, Cristianne (see Christian), Cristie, Cristine, Cristiona, Cristle, Crysta, Crystal, Crystall, Crystell, Crystie, Khrista, Khristal, Khristanna (see Christiana), Khristeen (see Christina), Khristel, Khristie, Kristal, Kristale (see Crystal), Kristalee, Kristall, Lisabel and Mehitabel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Christabel.

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