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Gender: F Meaning of Annabel: "loving" Origin of Annabel: Scottish variation of Amabel Annabel's Popularity in 2013: #480

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Annabel is a spirited name that embodies quirky British gentility, and is gaining increading favor in the U.S. in the wake of the mega-popular Isabel. Appearing in Scotland as early as the twelfth century, where it was a royal name,it also recalls the romantic Edgar Allan Poe poem Annabel Lee, written upon the death of his young wife, Virginia.

In the Swinging Sixties, Annabel was in the thick of things as the name of London's trendiest disco and nightclub, named for the wife of the owner.

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Famous People Named Annabel

Annabel Giles, British model and Radio presenter
Annabel Van Der Beek, daughter of actor James Van Der Beek

Pop Culture References for the Name Annabel

Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
Annabel "Anna" Coleman, "Freaky Friday" character
Annabel, from movie "Soul Survivors" played by Eliza Dushku
Annabel, character in the book "Lolita" who dies (which is the reason for Humbert's pedophilia)
Annabel Greene, character in Sarah Dessen's book "Just Listen"
'Annabel', song about a MtF transgender child by the band Goldfrapp