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Gender: Female Meaning of Amabel: "lovable" Origin of Amabel: Latin

The name Amabel is a girl's name of French, Latin origin meaning "lovable". Amabel and is often added to lists like Cool Girls' Names—Rare, Unique and Unusual and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

Amabel is an older name than Annabel and a lot more distinctive. Amabel was a very common name in the twelfth and thirteen centuries, then was revived during the nineteenth century British fad for medieval names.

In a short story by H.H. Munro, about Amabel, the vicar's daughter, it is said "Her name was the vicar's one extravagance."

Amabel's shortened form Mabel overtook the mama name early on.

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Famous People Named Amabel

Amabel Anderson Arnold, American lawyer and organizer of the Woman's State Bar Association of Missouri, the first association of women lawyers in the world
Amabel Nevill Moseley, English chess champion; mother of scientist Henry Moseley
Amabel Strachey Williams-Ellis, English writer; wife of architect Clough Williams-Ellis
Amabel Penfeather, pen name of American novelist Susan Fenimore Cooper
Amabel Hume-Campbell, 1st Countess of Grey (1751–1833), English diarist and political writer who was a countess in her own right

Pop Culture References for the name Amabel

Amabel Swanson, character in the game Penumbra: Black Plague
Amabel, character in The World Without End by Ken Follett
Amabel, main character in The Aunt and Amabel, short story by E. Nesbit that was a precursor to The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Ama, Mab, Belle, Amabelle, Mabel, Annabelle