Combination of Anna and Belle or French form of Amabel

Annabelle Origin and Meaning

The name Annabelle is a girl's name of French origin meaning "loving".

This is a charming name that rose steeply along with other-belle names, such as Isabelle, until the horror film Annabelle and its sequels knocked it out of favor. Made famous by the Edgar Allen Poe poem Annabel Lee. Annabelle is saucy and stylish, a tad upscale, has a sense of humor, is melodious and lively, but is unfortunately off its peak.

Annabelle was well used in the early twentieth century, took a long rest, then resurfaced in 1995.

# 341 in the US

Annabelle Rank in US Top 1000

# 400 on Nameberry

Annabelle Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Annabelle Popularity

Famous People Named Annabelle

  • Annabelle GurwitchAmerican actress
  • Annabelle Lee HarmonAmerican female baseball pitcher
  • Annabelle WallisEnglish actress
  • Annabelle PrölßGerman pair skater
  • Annabelle GutiérrezMexican actress
  • Annabelle Iona NeilsonEnglish model and reality TV personality ("Ladies of London")
  • (Jane) Annabelle ApsionEnglish actress
  • Annabelle ChvostekCanadian singer,songwriter of The Wailin' Jennies
  • Annabelle LyonAmerican ballerina
  • Annabelle Jane Mary RankinAustralian politician
  • Annabelle MouloudjiFrench singer
  • Annabelle Walker Garciadaughter of singer Jerry Garcia of The Greatful Dead
  • Annabelle DavisEnglish actress; daughter of actor Warwick Davis
  • Annabelle Hawkins (b. 2009)daughter of drummer Taylor Hawkins of The Foo Fighters
  • Annabelle Grace Obermeder (b. 2011)daughter of TV presenter Sally Obermeder

Annabelle in Pop Culture

  • "Annabelle Lee" poem by Edgar Allen Poe
  • Annabelle2014 horror film about an evil doll
  • Annabelle "Bee" Mullinscharacter in "The Conjuring" series
  • Annabelle "Janice" Higginscharacter in "The Conjuring" series
  • Annabelle the Cowcharacter in animated special "Annabelle's Wish"
  • Annabelle "Annie" Woodscharacter in film "Legally Blondes"; twin sister Izzy Woods
  • Annabelledog character in animated film "All Dogs Go to Heaven"
  • Annabelle Foxcharacter in movie "You've Got Mail"
  • Annabelle "Anna"character in The Vampire Diaries
  • Annabelle Kipcharacter on TV's "Body of Proof"
  • Annabelle Altera character in the 'Fallen' Series (Lauren Kate)
  • Annabelle Worthingtoncharacter from "A good woman" by Danielle Steel
  • Annabellea woman mentioned in "Oceanside" by the Decemberists
  • "Annabelle" song by A Rocket to the Moon
  • "Annabelle Leigh" song by the U.S. band Tarkio
  • "For Annabelle"song by "Band of Horses
  • Annabelle Frittonmain character in movie 'St. Trinian's. Head Girl in the second movie
  • Annabel Portercharacter in "Parks and Recreation," series
  • Annabellecharacter in the 2019 Film "Hustlers"