With the ascent of all names -ella, and even -bella, we predict that Annabella will rise as an alternative for such favorites as Isabella and Angelina. It is already showing signs of popularity, rising from number 461 in 2009 to 328 in 2011! It's possible to spell the name Anabella. Annabel -- along with Anabel, Annabelle, Anabelle, and Annabell -- are potential alternatives.
Annabella crops up in royal history as the mother of King James I of Scotland, and plays a part in the 1633 play "Tis Pity She's a Whore." Sela Ward has a daughter named Annabella, and a current bearer is actress Annabella Sciorra.