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This is the name of the main character in Edgar Allan Poe's poem 'Annabelle Lee.'
-- alberto  3/13/2005
That poem by Edgar Allan Poe is actually called "Annabel Lee".
-- Fionafabulous  6/23/2006
I really like this name, it is pretty and elegant. It is nice to see it coming back into usage.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
My friend likes this name very much, but I don't because it isn't modern enough for me. It sounds like an older person's name, but a baby or a child named Annabelle is freaky and creepy.
-- Taydbug112  10/9/2006
Older people start off as children, don't they? Annabelle is not my favorite name, but I see nothing wrong with a child bearing this name; it's not "freaky and creepy", not nearly so much as these trendy, modern horrors that end with "-ee", "-yn", "-ayden/-aden" and so forth; those names have no dignity and don't look like they will age with grace.
-- gaelruadh19  1/19/2007
Annabelle is the name of my daughter. She's named after her great grandmother. This was a name I never considered until I heard it at 8 months pregnant while at dinner with my mother and I immediately knew it was her name. It's so wholesome and sweet. Not trendy at all. I don't worry about it going out of style and her name will age with grace.
-- Anonymous User  3/30/2007
I love this name. If you think about it, it means Beautiful Anna, since belle means beautiful in French.
-- writing the world  4/4/2007
Yes, and Anna means Gracious, so your daughter will be beautiful and gracious. What more could you ask for?
-- chocolatebox527  7/18/2007
There is a movie called Annabelle's Wish. It is one of my favorite movies! We watched it in the fifth grade and I cried!
-- Anonymous User  9/8/2007
GORGEOUS! Annabel is also great! It's not trendy and it is so pretty! If I used this though, I would not shorten it. I would call her Annabelle.
-- spaz123  10/4/2007
In my opinion Annabelle is a very sophisticated but cute name for a girl. I love that the meaning is Gracious & Gorgeous. When I get older I plan on naming my daughter Annabelle Nouvel. Where I live the names Vanessa, Melissa, Jessica, & Stephanie are very common so I want something very unique.
-- Anonymous User  10/23/2007
I'm actually not sure how I feel about this name. It seems very wholesome and complete, yet doesn't seem to be a great name at all. I'll give it points for its wholeness, but I think it's way too long to be a name. It would look better spelled `Annabel`. That way it's shorter and not so overwhelming.
-- The Commenter  11/12/2007
In my opinion, Annabelle sounds like a cow.
-- jasmineenimsaj  1/16/2008
The name Annabelle always sounds like the name of a cow to me. The names Anna and Belle are really nice, when they're separate. But when they're together my mind just conjures up this image of a cow.
-- Akito  3/19/2008
Annabelle Lanyon is an actress, most famous for playing the fairy Oona in the film "Legend". I like this name, it is so much prettier spelled Annabelle than Annabel. It just doesn't look right spelled Annabel. However, Annabelle is a beautiful name. You could call her Anne, Anna, Annie, or Belle, or just Annabelle. Lovely!
-- harry_sent_me  5/12/2008
It's a very pretty name, but I much prefer it pronounced ''anna-BEL''. I prefer stressing the second syllable in all names that end in -elle, such as Isabelle. This one isn't quite as overused as Isabelle, which is nice. The trouble is that the name is very feminine, pretty much the height of femininity, and if your daughter turns out a tomboy, she won't be too thrilled about her frilly-sounding name. Also, it's not the sort of name that gives you a lot of credibility in the corporate world, and sexism is to blame. The name doesn't make me think of cows. Actually, it makes me think of Annabelle the Sheep. Well, I like that sheep, ha ha.
-- slight night shiver  5/15/2008
The name is used in France, almost always with this spelling (because Annabel would seem a bit strange and not quite feminine in French). [noted -ed]
-- Marie-Amelie  7/17/2008
Annabelle may remind some of a cow because of the Walt Disney character Claribel Cow.

I love this name and gave it to my daughter (albeit with the spelling Annabel). I find people have mostly favourable reactions to it and I can live with the occasional cow reference.
-- Anonymous User  1/17/2009
I think this name is a good combination of Anna and Belle, two very pretty and meaningful names.
-- Laura.  3/30/2009
Dame Annabelle Rankin (1908-86), Australian politician.
-- Jonquil  4/27/2009
Annabelle Lee is a song by Marissa Nadler using some of Poe's poem.
-- SarahJane  5/4/2009
Beautiful name in every way! I love it! It makes me think of a beautiful blonde haired girl.
-- MtotheK  6/8/2009
When I was very young I had a pretty but simple rag doll with the name "Annabelle" stitched into her apron. She had brown hair made out of yarn. I guess because of the apron and yarn hair of my doll's, "Annabelle" sounds like a country name to me. I have always liked the name because of my memory of this doll. It's wholesome and cheerful. However, a lot of people I have asked do not like this name! I think there is one problem with this name and it would hold me back from using it on a daughter: there are too many spelling variations from which to choose.
-- emily  6/17/2009
Pretty and sweet. Sounds a little old-fashioned.
-- -Julia-  7/23/2009
I love this name! Beautiful, well-rounded (albeit a bit long), fun, flirty, UNIQUE.
It's a bit girly but it's classic girly, not trendy girly as in the sense of the Kayleighs and Haleys and Jennifers of the world.
My friend is planning to name her girl Annabelle Leigh, a spelling twist on Poe's poem.
-- DaphneSusan  8/27/2010
So frilly it makes me want to BARF. Yucky yuck. Annabel is better but not by a long shot. Well, at least it's clearly VERY feminine, which you can't say about Madison, Addison, and McKenzie.
-- Chrila96  12/11/2010
I hate the spelling Annabel-- it just looks incomplete to me. I love the name Annabelle. It so pretty, and I've always wanted to name my daughter Annabelle since I was five.
-- Anonymous User  1/3/2011
A somewhat famous bearer: Nick Groff from the tv show Ghost Adventures has a baby daughter named Annabelle.
-- Ryry1996  8/13/2011
This is my great-niece's name. I don't like it at all. It sounds too old fashioned, or it reminds me of a clown name. She spells it "Anabelle" so I just try to call her Ana, which again I think is way too old for a 6 year old.
-- blake7134  10/25/2011
Very pretty, but somewhat long name. Could go by Anna or Belle as a nickname.
-- Amanda_M87  2/24/2012
"Annabelle" is a song by A Rocket to the Moon.
-- guardgirl15  6/3/2012
Sounds kind of prissy as a name for a real person, but very pretty in theory.
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2013
Way too trendy and over the top. I prefer Annabel.
-- Anonymous User  7/26/2013
UMMMMMM... excuse me to all the people that think the name "anabelle" sounds like a cow... you all are very dull in the brain and may need to rethink your own names and get better ones because "anabelle" just happens to be mine and it's awesome and EVERYONE LOVES MEEEEEE! And no one likes you because your names are weird and they sound like cow poo (which is worse than a cow, btw) you guys probs didn't even know what btw means and you wanna know why you don't know what that means because you all have horrible names!
-- Anabelle05  4/30/2014
The 2014 horror movie "Annabelle" about the cursed doll named Annabelle.
-- Anonymous User  7/22/2014
Really pretty name. I love this name. Would definitely use.
-- Espy  4/14/2015
My granddaughter is named Anabelle, and I love this name. She's six years old, and this name suits her. She's an extraordinarily beautiful child, gracious and bright. My daughter chose to spell the name differently, and if I'd had my way, would have gone with the traditional spelling. But only because unusual spellings are a challenge to those of us who bear them. I've always liked this elegant name, and think of a lovely young maiden in the blush of youth, gathering flowers in a meadow upon hearing this name.
-- StarreLabelle  10/21/2015
I personally like this name as a last name.
-- RandomUser  11/29/2015
If I could change my name, I would change it to Annabelle. (though my name being Genevieve would be perfectly fine) It's got like an old timey and creepy feel to it which I like and would fit perfectly with my personality. Who knows, maybe when I have a kid someday, I'll name her Annabelle.
-- IAmAHumanBeing  12/31/2015
I personally don't like it. It's my name actually, and I've hated it for years. It might be elegant and classy but a lot of people these days aren't. Also, it might be the name of famous characters and things, but it is also the name of a cow. This is the main reason I hate it. Please save your children from this horrible name.
-- Anonymous User  3/5/2016
Belle is a pretty nickname for Annabelle.
-- 1836732  5/5/2016
I like this name and it's various spellings (Annabelle, Anabelle, Annabella, Anabella...). And I love that it has many nickname options too. If I had a daughter with this name I would call her either Anna/Anne or Bella/Belle. I love nickname Annie too. I find the name elegant, royal and high-class. And not too girly at all. I prefer Annabelle to the first name Bella.
-- Stasiya  5/9/2016

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