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Girl Name: Christabel

Name: Christabel
Pronunciation: \ch-rista-bel, chr(is)-tabel\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: beautiful Christian
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Christina
Sounds Like: Christel, Christal
Variant forms: Christabella, Christabelle, Christable, Christobel, Chrystabel, Chrystabelle, Chrystobel, Cristabel, Cristabell, Cristabella, Cristabelle, Crystabel, Crystabella

Description

Christabel \ch-rista-bel, chr(is)-tabel\ as a girl's 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).

Christabel has 13 variant forms: Christabella, Christabelle, Christable, Christobel, Chrystabel, Chrystabelle, Chrystobel, Cristabel, Cristabell, Cristabella, Cristabelle, Crystabel and Crystabella.

For more information, see also the related name Christina.

Baby names that sound like Christabel are Christel and Christal.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Christabel.

Popularity

Christabel 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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