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Amabel

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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 Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Favorite: GIRLS!".

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

Comments

Mhill46 Says:

2017-08-02T16:15:58

I hate this name. Not sure why. Just do not like it. Feels very awkward

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-01-05T14:37:20

I adore this name. I've always loved it, but lately, it has become one of my absolute favourite names. I love that it is the source of the names Mabel and Annabel, and lately, it seems more beautiful to me than either of those, or almost any other girls' name out there. Amabelle is a stunning variant.

morning_glory Says:

2016-11-09T11:53:24

I'd say AHR-mah-bel, but with a soft, almost 'muh' sound in the middle. Whereas Mabel is MAY-buhl. They sound completely different to my mind.

lily404 Says:

2016-04-05T19:21:42

Reminds me of a southern belle! Love it!

mrsquinn Says:

2016-03-22T21:36:32

This is my daughter's name and we pronounce it like Annabel but with an "m" (AM-ah-belle)

Impwood Says:

2016-02-13T12:24:02

This is so much warmer and prettier than Annabel and Mabel in my eyes.

ama Says:

2015-11-07T07:12:12

Nicknames usually come from what I do or say, example, one of my old friends calls me Amiee, because I call her Eliee. A guy calles me Amoba because of a science project for me (he also comes up with alot of other names for me)
Another girl calls me belama.
Ama, Bel, Ambel, Apple are all names I have been called before.
When I was a baby my grandma apparently thought my name was Hammerbel, and told all my relatives so.

RoddyThlayli Says:

2015-09-19T23:53:41

Amabel sounds very friendly to me. Probably because I pronounce it Am-uh-bul, a lot like amiable without the 'i'.

kitchi1 Says:

2015-09-11T01:05:52

Yeah, I agree. It's sort of hard to say.

kitchi1 Says:

2015-09-11T01:04:20

Is it pronounced Ay-muh-bell? I've been pronouncing it ah-muh-bull for forever but now I'm starting to wonder...

FantasyandPrayer Says:

2015-08-26T13:14:48

So very pretty, much prettier than Annabel to me. The M sound just isn't as harsh as the N in Annabel, making the whole name feel so much gentler

yvonne_virginia Says:

2015-08-04T22:10:29

I wouldn't say REALLY, but it's definitely not as easy. I think part of it is that Annabelle is a name most people have heard of, while Amabel is not. It gets easier over time, but I also think the 'm' sound that brings the lips together is more complicated/less typical in English, (especially after an A said like 'ae') than the N sound movements.

vintageisfave Says:

2015-07-25T01:10:15

It is just me, or is the name Amabel REALLY hard to say? To me, it just doesn't roll off of the tongue like Annabelle does.

malloree Says:

2015-07-21T12:07:13

(am-a-bel) does sound better than uh-ma-bel. Do you get any nicknames? Like Mabel or Amy?

adelinejane Says:

2015-07-05T14:01:37

This is my grandmother's name and I was going to use it, until I decided on Elizabeth (Eliza)

Amabel- Says:

2015-03-29T05:58:18

My names Amabel. I say it: am-a-bel
lowercase sounds all the way but not uh-ma-bel.
Am- like I "am" going to...
a- ah lowercase A
bel- like bell

Zoey_Artemisia Says:

2014-10-24T06:56:29

I am really starting to like this name...

DearestJules Says:

2014-10-11T01:08:37

I never knew Mabel came from Amabel.

Guest Says:

2014-10-06T09:47:10

I say am-uh-bel, and I always picture a baby babbling

tpikk Says:

2014-09-14T04:42:25

hy,,slm knl ya

The_Supernatural_Hufflepuff Says:

2014-08-20T18:38:55

I pronounce it as ah-ma-bell but I think some pronounce it am-uh-bel

MaryKathryn Says:

2014-07-18T03:09:53

I love this name. I don't know if I would use it though.

Guest Says:

2014-06-14T14:43:04

The big mystery for me is: is this ah-ma-bell, AM-a-bell, or a-MAY-bel?

Candler Says:

2014-06-14T13:21:26

Annabel said with a stuffy nose.