Given Name MABEL

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: MAY-bəl   [details]

Meaning & History

Medieval feminine form of AMABILIS. This spelling and Amabel were common during the Middle Ages, though they became rare after the 15th century. It was revived in the 19th century after the publication of C. M. Yonge's novel 'The Heir of Redclyffe' (1854), which featured a character named Mabel (as well as one named Amabel).

Categories

actresses, Animal Crossing characters, directors, Downton Abbey characters, Dutch royal family, Gravity Falls characters, Nintendo characters, womens history
DIMINUTIVES: Mae, May
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Annabel (Dutch), Annabelle (French), Amabilia (Late Roman), Anabela (Portuguese), Anabel (Spanish)
USER SUBMISSION: Mábel

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