Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MAY-bəl  [key·IPA]

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 1854 novel The Heir of Redclyffe [1], which featured a character named Mabel (as well as one named Amabel).

Related Names

DiminutivesMae, May
Other Languages & CulturesAnnabel(Dutch) Amable, Annabelle(French) Amabilia(Late Roman) Anabela(Portuguese) Anabel(Spanish)
User SubmissionsMábel, Mabel


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Entry updated May 29, 2020