Christabel

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Gender: F Meaning of Christabel: "fair Christian" Origin of Christabel: Latin and French

Though Isabel is a smash hit, Christabel still hasn't been fully embraced. It was originally popularized in England via the Coleridge poem Christabel ("whom her father loves so well") and was given to the poet's granddaughter. Christabel Pankhurst was a famous U.K. suffragist.

Famous People Named Christabel

Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragist
Christabel Bielenberg, English-German writer and Nazi resistor
Christabel Marshall, English suffragist
Christabel Rose Coleridge, English novelist and granddaughter of Samuel Coleridge
Christabel Cockerell, English painter
Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (born Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott), wife of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, the third son of King George V

Pop Culture References for the name Christabel

"Christabel," 1816 poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Christabel LaMotte, character in A.S. Byatt's novel "Possession"
Cristabell, character in the 14th-century romance "Sir Eglamour of Artois"
The Duchess of Gloucester was named Alice Christabel because she was born on Christmas Day. Later, her niece Princess Alexandra was given the middle name Christabel for the same reason.