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Gender: F Meaning of Arabella: "yielding to prayer" Origin of Arabella: Latin Arabella's Popularity in 2013: #210

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Arabella, lovely and elegant, has long been well used in Britain and finally made it onto the American list in 2005; it is now nearing the Top 200, as more and more parents see it as a distinctive alternative to the mega-popular Isabella. Its meaning may also be interpreted as "beautiful," thanks to -bella.

Arabella has been a great favorite in English novels, dating as far back as Samuel Richardson's Clarissa and Henry Fielding's Tom Jones, and also appeared in The Vicar of Wakefield, Dickens's Pickwick Papers, George Eliot's Felix Holt and Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure, and more recently in Harry Potter.

Arabella is the title of a lyric comic opera by Richard Strauss, and was chosen for her daughter by Ivanka Trump.

Arabella is a recommended, sophisticated choice.

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Famous People Named Arabella

Arabella Goddard, renowned English pianist
Arabella Kennedy (1956), stillborn daughter of John F Kennedy and Jacqueline Onassis.
Arabella Rose Kushner (b. 2011), daughter of American heiress Ivanka Trump and businessman Jared Kushner
Arabella Sezen Oz, daughter of surgeon and TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz
Arabella Stuart (d. 1615, in the Tower of London), known to her contemporaries as Lady Arbell
Arabella Weir, British comedienne, actress, and writer
Arabella Steinbacher, German classical violinist
Arabella Yarrington "Belle" Huntington was the 2nd wife of American railway tycoon and industrialist Collis Huntington, and then 2nd wife of Henry Huntington

Pop Culture References for the Name Arabella

"Arabella" - a song by British rock band Arctic Monkeys
Arabella Fermor, the subject of Alexander Pope's poem The Rape of the Lock, 1712 - based on a real incident in which Lord Petre forcibly cut off a lock of Miss Fermor's hair
Heroine of The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox, 1752
Clarissa Harlow's elder sister in Samuel Richardson's novel Clarissa, 1745
Arabella Hunt in Henry Fielding's Tom Jones, 1749
Arabella Wilmont in Oliver Goldsmith's The Vicar of Wakefield, 1766
"The Story of Lionel and Arabella" was a fictional work published in London in 1756.
Arabella Allen, 'a black-eyed young lady, in a very nice little pair of boots' who elopes with Winkle in Dickens's Pickwick Papers, 1836
Arabella Briggs in Thackeray's Vanity Fair, 1847
Arabella Trefoil, husband-hunting central character (who is left fortune by John Morton, whom she tried to jilt) in The American Senator by Anthony Trollope, 1877
Arabella, Duchess of Berwick, in the Oscar Wilde play Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892
Arabella Donn in Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure, 1894
Arabella Miller, character in nursery rhyme 'Little Arabella Miller'
Arabella Figg, character in Harry Potter who was a squib and loved cats
Arabella Lucre, character in the play Temptation Sordid or Virtue Rewarded
Arabella, in the 1996 US movie 'Far Harbor'
Arabella Chandler, from the soap opera 'All My Children'
Arabella Whipple- mother of California Whipple in "The Ballad of Lucy Whipple" by Karen Cushman
Lady Arabella Marchand du Belmont from the movie 'A Princess for Christmas', 2011

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Arabella's International Variations

Arabelle (French)