Quick Facts on Anabelle
- English, Latin, Scottish
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Characteristics of Anabelle
Etymology & Historical Origin - Anabelle
Most people probably assume that the name Anabelle is an elaborate pairing of the names Ana and Belle; but it’s not. Anabelle is actually derived from an old Anglo-Norman name, Amabel, which is an Old French variant of the Latin “amabilis” meaning ‘loveable.’ The now-defunct name Amabel eventually morphed into Anabel and Mabel. Annabel became a particular favorite in Scotland and was confined there from the 12th century until very recently. Today, it’s a commonplace name throughout the English-speaking world. There are several variants of this name depending on spelling preference (one “N” or two) or the number of syllables (three or four).
Popularity of the Name Anabelle
The name Annabelle is currently more popular that Anabelle with one “n” (so is Annabella with four syllables). Anabelle is the third most popular spelling of this revival name. Anabelle is basically riding the coattails of a resurgence interest in this name. However, the basic names of Anna and Bella separately are by far the most favored names of today. Anabelle with one “n” only first appeared on the American female naming charts in 2005 and she’s been showing upwards momentum ever since. There are several variations of this name (six in all): Annabelle, Annabella, Anabelle, Anabella, Annabel and Anabel (in order of popularity). It really comes down to the spelling preference of the parent. The “belle” suffix gives this name a certain sweetness. We agree with the name’s etymology – it’s quite “loveable”!
Popularity of the Girl Name Anabelle
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Anabelle
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Anabelle
Annabel Lee (Annabel Lee) Annabel Lee is the title character of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1849 poem of the same name, published shortly after his death that very year, and is widely believed to have been based on his wife, Virginia. The subject matter of the poem is one of Poe’s most maudlin and favorite – the death of a beautiful young woman. Annabel was the life love of the narrator from childhood; her union with him resulted in so much happiness that it made the angels envious, and they caused her death. Death is no competition to this young man, however, as his love for Annabel will last until the end of time and they shall be reunited when the time is right. Until that moment comes, however, the poet lies by her side every night “… in her tomb by the sounding sea”. Morbid, perhaps, but also hauntingly beautiful, as is the name, Annabel.
Popular Songs on Anabelle
Anabelle - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Anabelle (see Annabelle).
Children's Books on the Baby Name Anabelle
The Tale of Anabelle Hedgehog: The Third Riverbank Story (Stephen R. Lawhead) - The yellow dog is a menace. Everyone on Riverbank agrees. But how can they get rid of him? There are plenty of ideas, but no volunteers. Until Anabelle Hedgehog becomes the Official Dog Catcher. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Famous People Named Anabelle
Famous People Named Anabelle - Anabelle Langlois (Canadian figure skater)
Children of Famous People Named Anabelle
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Anabelle - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Anabelle.
Anabelle - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Anabelle - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Anabelle.
Personality of the Girl Name Anabelle
The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.
Variations of the Baby Name - Anabelle