Comments for the name Arabella

Comments for ARABELLA:

Means Beautiful Altar. From the Latin ara (altar) and bella (beautiful).
-- arabella7  1/14/2007
Arabella in Spanish means "little Arabian girl", maybe.
-- Maggie_Simpson  11/5/2007
Arabella means nothing like "little Arab girl" in Spanish. Please don't make up meanings if you don't know the language.
-- Anonymous User  11/25/2007
Arabella is also Latin, where it means "answer to a prayer" or "beauty".

I think this name is a very pretty name, and it is not overused, and too far "out there", and it's completely sensible for any baby girl.
-- Patricia Underwood  10/12/2008
The translation usually given for 'orabilis' is 'easily entreated'; looking at the separate bits, the ora- element is in orator and oration, and the -bilis is the same as 'able'. So if you are orabilis, you will listen and respond to persuasion and entreaties. (You might be rather gullible, in fact.)

'Yielding to prayers', in other words to requests, might be a good translation; 'yielding to pray', whatever it might mean, is not. As for the answer to a prayer, sorry, it's impossible. And why anyone would name their daughter a beautiful altar is unclear to me. It wouldn't sound very attractive in classical antiquity.
-- Anneza  6/17/2009
Though often thought of as English it is also an Italian name meaning "Answered Prayer."
-- Francesca  11/30/2010
My granddaughter named her daughter Arabella after her mother Hayley Araluen and Bella which she also liked, she did not know of the name she just simply took "Ara" from Araluen and put Bella on the end of it.
-- dragonfly3  12/9/2011

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