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Girl Name: Arabella

Name: Arabella
Pronunciation: \a-ra-bella, arab(el)-la\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: prayerful
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Araminta
Variant forms: Ara, Arabel, Arabela, Arabelle, Arbela, Arbell, Arbella, Arbelle, Bel, Bella, Belle, Orabel, Orabella, Orabelle, Orbel, Orbella, Orbelle

Description

Arabella \a-ra-bella, arab(el)-la\ as a girl's 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.

Arabella has 17 variant forms: Ara, Arabel, Arabela, Arabelle, Arbela, Arbell, Arbella, Arbelle, Bel, Bella, Belle, Orabel, Orabella, Orabelle, Orbel, Orbella and Orbelle.

For more information, see also the related name Araminta.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Arabella.

Popularity

Arabella is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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