Mabel
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Given Name MABEL
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: MAY-bəl   [key]
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).
Related Names
DIMINUTIVES: Mae, May
OTHER LANGUAGES: Annabel (Dutch), Annabelle (French), Amabilia (Late Roman), Anabela (Portuguese), Anabel (Spanish)
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United States  ranked #667 
England and Wales  ranked #265 
Canada (BC)  -