Gender Feminine
Usage English, Dutch
Pronounced Pron. AN-ə-behl(English)
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Meaning & History

Variant of Amabel, with the spelling altered as if it were a combination of Anna and French belle "beautiful". This name appears to have arisen in Scotland in the Middle Ages.

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DiminutivesBella, Mabel, Mabella, Mabelle, Mable, Mae, May, Maybelle, Maybelline(English)
Other Languages & CulturesAmable, Annabelle(French) Annabella(Italian) Amabilia(Late Roman) Anabela(Portuguese) Anabel(Spanish)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022