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Amabel

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Latin
"lovable"

Amabel Origin and Meaning

The name Amabel is a girl's name of French, Latin origin meaning "lovable".
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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20 Names Similar to Amabel

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Lists containing Amabel

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Famous People Named Amabel

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

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