Lengthy spelling for a short name.
MythicalCreature  4/23/2021
I named a character in my book Maybelle! Her full name is Maybelle Rifft, and she is the princess of Rifft. I think Maybelle sounds much prettier than Mabel, and it is much less likely to get interpreted as maple.
zivathediva  12/20/2020
Over the top spelling.
AbbeyDawn  9/6/2020
Does sound kinda country, but still pretty.
someone-  12/2/2019
No, awful. Sounds like a cow's name to me. Mabel is much classier.
kayisforkeen  9/14/2018
Well personally, it does sound a tad bit country. But I still think it’s cute.
Curious me  9/13/2018
Over the top name and over the top spelling.
Luvbug86  7/11/2018
This name can't be taken seriously outside of the Deep South.
Acajou  9/17/2017
This could also be a combination of the names [MAY] and [BELLE].
Susyhome  2/28/2017
Maybelle (May-bell) was a charector in Bridge to Teribithia!
LV51sfan91  5/9/2015
Maybelle Carter was an American country musician.
― Anonymous User  7/12/2014
Hmm... I think it's pretty, but I'm worried that people will think its too 'country'.
― Anonymous User  7/31/2013
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.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2010
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
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
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
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
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
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

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