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Could also be taken as a combination of May and Belle, in which case it means "beautiful hawthorn flower", "beautiful (month of) May", or even "great beauty", depending on which meaning of the name May is used. ("Great beauty" is taken from Belle, French for "beautiful", and Maia, from which May is derived, Latin for "great".) To me, Mabel and Maybelle are different names, because I pronounce Mabel as "MAY-bul" and Maybelle as "MAY-bel".
-- SeaHorse15  5/7/2006
I'm sorry to anyone with this name, but this name sounds like something some country farmer would name his/her child.
-- Anonymous User  6/20/2007
I'd pronounce this with even stress or slightly like may-BELL. Whereas I pronounce Mabel as MAY-bul. I like this and the variant Maybell.
-- earthnut  8/15/2007
This looks like an overly frilly version of Mabel. I much prefer Mabel. I pronounce Mabel and Maybelle pretty much the same. :)
-- Anonymous User  12/31/2008
Reminds me of Mayella, the despicable character from "To Kill a Mockingbird". Because of this association I think of Maybelle as a trashy, uneducated, low-class, inbred kind of name.
-- Anonymous User  9/2/2009
There was a minor character in Gone with the Wind named Maybelle Merriweather. She was played in the film version (in which she appeared without speaking) by actress Mary Anderson. Not really famous, but that's where I first heard this spelling of the name!
-- bananarama  1/24/2010
I happen to think that Mabel is an awful, harsh name, and not very feminine--sorry, apologize to all the Mabel's out there, but I can't help but dislike the name. *However*... Maybelle is actually quite pretty. I pronounce it slightly different from Mabel as well: May-bell instead of may-buhl.
-- erb816  10/8/2010
Hmm... I think it's pretty, but I'm worried that people will think its too 'country'.
-- Anonymous User  7/31/2013

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