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Girl Name: Annabel

Name: Annabel
Pronunciation: \a-nna-bel\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: lovable
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Arabella, Ann
Sounds Like: Jennabel
Variant forms: Anabel, Anabella, Anabelle, Annabal, Annabelinda, Annabell, Annabella, Annabelle
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1829
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 88482


Annabel \a-nna-bel\ as a girl's 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.

Annabel has 8 variant forms: Anabel, Anabella, Anabelle, Annabal, Annabelinda, Annabell, Annabella and Annabelle.

For more information, see also related names Arabella and Ann.

A baby name that sounds like Annabel is Jennabel.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Annabel.


Annabel is a very popular first name for women (#1829 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for both men and women (#88482 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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