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It's a cute name. Reminds me of maple syrup.
someone-  11/11/2019
This name sounds like an old lady who wanders around her senior living apartments in curlers and a house dress to gossip with the other residents.
― Anonymous User  10/25/2019
Mabel Walker Willebrandt, Assistant US Attorney General in charge of Prohibition from 1921-1929.
Hummingbird Brook  10/8/2019
I personally really like this name. It somehow reminds me of a pretty girl in the lavender fields. Such a simple and beautiful name.
heyitsme  8/16/2019
This name is the bomb. I love it. When I picture a woman named Mabel, I picture a kind, generous girl.
― Anonymous User  5/23/2019
Mae, May, Maisie, Mel and Belle are potential nicknames.
Lumi  3/3/2019
In 2018, 86 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Mabel who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 088th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
Mabel is one of my favourite names: it's saucy and Victorian, yet somehow sounds more modern and vivid than the (equally lovely) Josephine and Violet.

Some names with a similar feel include Agnes, Edith, Ellen, Margo, and Mavis.
― Anonymous User  9/28/2018
Mabel is a nice name. Unlike other names like Bernice, Gladys, or Edna it doesn’t remind me of an old women with no teeth, it sounds a bit old fashioned yet spunky and bright, definitely would recommend.
Curious me  9/1/2018
When I hear the name Mabel, I picture a no nonsense businesswoman. It's a really classy name.
kayisforkeen  8/12/2018
I like this name a lot. I find myself liking names beginning with "ma"- Margret, Mabel, Maria, Mariana...
I like how it is short. The only nickname I can think of for this is Bella.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2017
On the animated show "Gravity Falls", there is a character named Mabel Pines, the twin sister of Mason "Dipper" Pines.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2017
As far as the children's rhyme goes, the version I heard was:

Mabel, Mabel, if you're able,
Get your elbows off the table.
This is not a horses' stable
But a high-class place to eat.
(or, "a high-class dining room")

(This was sung to the tune of "Reuben and Rachel" on the occasion of the commission of that "offense." Personally, I think it's high time we forgot that stupid rule.)
Kosta  3/27/2017
The name of the auntie in "I'm Not Even Going To Try" by David Devant & His Spirit Wife.
― Anonymous User  10/24/2016
I do not necessarily mind the name, but think it a heavy name for a young girl to carry absent any cute nicknames, which I do not find exist/make sense with this name.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2016
This name is beautiful but I can not imagine calling a child Mabel- it sounds silly.
mia101  3/22/2015
Czech pronunciation is "MAH-bel".
Samantha Carter  3/9/2015
This is a pretty name. C:
― Anonymous User  8/10/2014
Mabel is the daughter of Major General Stanley from Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta, The Pirates of Penzance. She sings the aria, Poor Wand'ring One.
― Anonymous User  6/18/2014
Mabel Pines is one of the main characters in the Disney Channel cartoon, Gravity Falls.

Mabel Able is a character in the Animal Crossing series series, co-owning the Able Sisters tailor shop.
ccourtneyw  12/22/2013
Alexander Graham Bell's wife was named Mabel. She was deaf since the age of five. A little ironic, considering her husband invented the telephone.
― Anonymous User  8/1/2013
238 baby girls born in 2012 were named Mabel (:
― Anonymous User  7/16/2013
I'm surprised nobody's kids watch this show! It's on Disney. Ask your kids who Mabel from Gravity Falls is.
― Anonymous User  4/21/2013
I do really like this name. It's different. Maybelline does come to mind, but nonetheless I still love this name. Its very pretty.
blueeyesparkle  4/8/2013
There's a song called "Mistress Mabel" by the Fratellis.
― Anonymous User  2/3/2013
There is a children's rhyme that goes: "Mabel, Mabel, set the table, just as fast as you are able." When I hear the name I always think of this rhyme.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2012
Bruce Willis recently named his newborn daughter Mabel.
Kinola  4/11/2012
There's something about this name that reminds me of a domestic servant or a waitress. Also, there used to be a jump rope rhyme that began with the words "Mabel, Mabel, set the table." Maybe that's where I get that strange image. I would never use it.
― Anonymous User  1/9/2012
This name is old-fashioned, but not in a musty, tired way- it's adorable, and seems fresh now because of its unpopularity for so long. Also, I love Mabel Normand!
sunshinechild67  1/7/2012
I like it. Pretty-sounding and it always makes me think of a spunky little redhead, not an old lady. Unlike Mildred (mildew), Bertha (sickly yellow walls and rocking chair) and Gladys (creepy old lady with huge glasses and no teeth), it's a nice old-fashioned name. Look out for it making a comeback in the next 2 years.
MonsterGrapefruit  5/15/2011
Possibly my favorie name.
It's old-fashioned, adorable, and for me evokes the image of a bold, (if somewhat brutal) independent woman.
I consider naming a future daughter Mabel Norma, after the actress Mabel Normand, who is one of my favorite actresses.
DaphneSusan  8/27/2010
"Mack and Mabel" the name of a musical.
Anton  3/8/2010
Mabel Simmons is the real name of Madea, Tyler Perry's character in Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion, and Madea Goes to Jail.
bananarama  1/24/2010
I think that naming twins Sable and Mabel would be so cute!
rachypiesheepbaa  2/8/2009
"So I says to Mabel I says." - Bart Simpson [quote some random walk-in moment]
Athena.Asis  10/11/2008
Somehow I just don't like the sound of this name, and it strikes me as old-fashioned and cutesy.
slight night shiver  4/28/2008
Mabel is the main female character in Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta "The Pirates of Penzance" (1879).
Kate  1/22/2008
Also a rare boy's name in the United States in the first decade of the 20th century, but now completely obsolete in that role.  9/11/2007
It's hot.
laflakysexi4life  9/4/2007
Normally I think of this as an old lady's name, but it kind of lacks the hideous image of certain other old lady names like Ethel, Gladys, Mildred, Bertha and Gertrude.

Wilfred Pickles the British comedian had a wife called Mabel, and it is also the name of the respective daughters of British comedienne Tracey Ullman (now a U.S. citizen) and Swedish-born singer Neneh Cherry.  8/30/2007
This name always makes me think of Queen Mab, queen of the fairies in English folklore.
isabel  6/4/2007
Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau (born 1968) is the wife of Prince Johan-Friso of Orange-Nassau, second son of Queen Beatrix and the late Prince Claus of the Netherlands. She has two daughters, Luana and Zaria.
Kate  4/29/2007
The cosmetic company Maybelline got its name from the founder's sister Mabel, who he had created the first mascara for.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2007
Mabel was the name of Tolkien's mother.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2006
Mabel Philipson (1 January 1887 - 8 January 1951) was a British actress and politician. She was the third female member to serve in the House of Commons after this became legally possible in 1918, serving Berwick-upon-Tweed.
ADT  7/1/2006
Mabel Taliaferro (Maybelle Evelyn Taliaferro) alias Nell (May 21, 1887 New York, NY - January 24, 1979 Honolulu, HI) was an Italian-American stage and a silent screen actress, known as the Sweetheart of American Movies.
ADT  7/1/2006
Rhymes with:
FairyGirl  6/26/2006
This was my grandmother's name. I think it is beautiful and I consider using it for a middle name in the future.
Mabel Normand was a comic actress of the silent screen.
alberto  6/7/2005
This is a cool name, but it's pretty rare now.
― Anonymous User  4/28/2005
On the TV show "Mad About You," they named their daughter Mabel after "Mothers Always Bring Extra Love." I thought that was cute.
― Anonymous User  1/25/2005

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