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Gender: F Meaning of Annabella: "loving" Origin of Annabella: Latin variation of Annabel Annabella's Popularity in 2015: #396

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 been one of the Top 500 names in the U.S. every year since 2009. 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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Famous People Named Annabella

Annabella Avery "Bella" Thorne, American actress
Annabella Gloria Philomena Sciorra, American actress
Princess Annabella of Scotland, The Countess of Huntly
Annabella Lwin, Anglo-Burmese singer of group Bow Wow Wow
Annabella Raye Sherman, daughter of actress Sela Ward

Pop Culture References for the name Annabella

Annabella Wilmot, character in 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' by Anne Bronte
Annabella, character in "Gathering Blue" by Lois Lowry, part of The Giver series