Gender: Female Meaning of Annabella: "loving" Origin of Annabella: Latin variation of Annabel Annabella's Popularity in 2019: #655

Annabella Origin and Meaning

The name Annabella is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "loving".

With the ascent of all names -ella, and even -bella, we predict that Annabella will rise as an alternative for such favorites as Isabella and Angelina. It's possible to spell the name Anabella. Annabel -- along with Anabel, Annabelle, Anabelle, and Annabell -- are potential alternatives.

Annabella crops up in royal history as the mother of King James I of Scotland, and plays a part in the 1633 play Tis Pity She's a Whore. Sela Ward has a daughter named Annabella, and a current bearer is actress Annabella Sciorra.

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butterfliesinsummer Says:


Perhaps, but she could also go by "Annie" which is an adult woman name to be taken seriously. Annabella would be an alternative for someone who doesn't want to use the over popular Isabella or the old fashioned Anne but wants to have the possibility of their daughter being nicknamed Annie or Bella.

butterfliesinsummer Says:


I can see that. Unfortunately Annabelle makes me think of the animated cow from "Annabelle's wish"... a wonderful movie that I do love watching around Christmas time, but not something I'd want to name a child. Same thing with Clarabelle, it's a beautiful name but unfortunately produces the mental image of a bovine.

butterfliesinsummer Says:


I like the possibility of "Annie" as a nickname, and Annabella as the formal. Never been a huge fan of Anne or Annette, but Annabella is feminine, modern, and has some cute traditional nicknames to go with it.

livialucille Says:


Why is this listed on Butterfly Names? I don't see any obvious connection to butterflies.

Samsonite Says:


Annabelle is an overused Disney princess name with the cheesy and ubiquitous "belle," made even worse by the added "a." Not an adult woman name to be taken seriously.

Ziggy2112 Says:


Too frilly and long for my taste, but agreed that Amabel is better.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I think it's stunning. You can always use Anna or Bella as nicknames. I do love Annabel or Annabelle, too - but right now, Amabel is my favourite. 😃

Ziggy2112 Says:


That's a whole lotta name.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Love this so much, along with Annabel/Annabelle

Sophielacey92 Says:


too much... annabelle is beautiful but annabella sounds singsongy.