Scottish variation of Amabel

Annabel Origin and Meaning

The name Annabel is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "loving".

Annabel is a spirited name that embodies quirky British gentility. 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. The Annabel spelling is preferable today to Annabelle, too closely associated with the eponymous horror movie doll.

# 949 in the US

Annabel Rank in US Top 1000

# 912 on Nameberry

Annabel Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Annabel Popularity

Famous People Named Annabel

  • Annabel Lucy Veronica JonesViscountess Astor, English socialite and CEO
  • Annabel Claire GilesEnglish TV and radio presenter
  • Annabel Chong (born Grace Quek)Singaporean,American actress
  • Annabel CroftEnglish tennis player and TV commentator
  • Annabel LangbeinNew Zealand celebrity chef
  • Annabel Shand ElliotEnglish antiques dealer; sister of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
  • Annabel GoldsmithEnglish socialite
  • Annabel LambEnglish singer,songwriter
  • Annabel LyonCanadian novelist
  • Annabel Clare MullionAnglo,Irish actress
  • Annabel Beamsubject of the book/film Miracles From Heaven
  • Annabel Lucy Clark (b. 1981)daughter of actors Lynn Redgrave and John Clark
  • Annabel Charlotte Jones (b. 1988)daughter of singer Davy Jones of The Monkees
  • Annabel Clare Daldry (b. 2003)daughter of director Stephen Daldry
  • Annabel Leah Van Der Beek (b. 2014)daughter of actor James Van Der Beek

Annabel in Pop Culture

  • Annabel Leepoem by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Annabel Williamscharacter in "Annabel" by L. Frank Baum
  • Annabel "Anna" Colemancharacter in book/movie "Freaky Friday"
  • Annabelcharacter in movie "Soul Survivors"
  • Annabelcharacter in Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita"
  • Annabel Greenecharacter in Sarah Dessen's "Just Listen"
  • Annabel aka Evelyn Drapercharacter in movie "Play Misty for Me"
  • 'Annabel'novel by Kathleen Winter and song by Goldfrapp about a transgender child