Gender: Female Meaning of Annabelle: "loving" Origin of Annabelle: Combination of Anna and Belle or French form of Amabel Annabelle's Popularity in 2019: #170

Annabelle Origin and Meaning

The name Annabelle is a girl's name of French origin meaning "loving".

This is a charming name on the rise along with other-belle names, especially in this form, but also appealing in the more streamlined Annabel spelling, made famous by the Edgar Allen Poe poem Annabel Lee. Annabelle is saucy and stylish, a tad upscale, has a sense of humor, is melodious and lively.

Annabelle was well used in the early twentieth century, took a long rest, then resurfaced in 1995.

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Rank in US: #170

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Famous People Named Annabelle

Pop Culture References for the name Annabelle

Annabella, Anabela, Anabele, Amabel, Anabel, Anabell, Anabella, Annabel, Annabell, Annabal, Annabelinda

Annabelle's International Variations

Anabelle (French)


winterdragon04 Says:


I LOVE LOVE LOVE this name! It's my all-time favorite. I seriously want to name a future daughter Annabelle Hope "Belle."

annawhs Says:


Annabelle is such a beautiful and soft sounding name.. I love it ^-^

J. Says:


Good choice. Very pretty name :)

J. Says:


i don't think it will be I rly like it still!

scblovesnames Says:


I like this name. It is growing on me. Never will replace Lilly for me as the name of choice for a daughter, but I think it works well, and is timeless. My husband likes it a lot more then I do.

clairels Says:


I see what you're saying to some extent. It's hard to imagine a grown-up woman cop, fighter pilot, or executive named Annabelle, but I can if I use my imagination. But names like Clementine are just as bad or worse.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I'm not sure why an adult named Annabel/le wouldn't be taken seriously? It's been used in small amounts for a very long time, and only recently gained popularity, not unlike Olivia, Bella, Amelia or Leslie (although Leslie's spike was earlier than the others), so it's not a recent invention bound to be dated in fifty years, like Kaylee or Kennedy. And it's not even that popular-- it was only used a little over 4000 times at its highest point. Also, I'm not even sure what princess you're referring to, but I'm not a Disney fan, so many of those references go over my head. I'm not trying to start an argument here-- I just honestly want to know the logic behind your reasoning. (I apologise for how long that got).

Samsonite Says:


Agreed entirely. Folks should remember they're naming for life, not just for the nursery wall.

Samsonite Says:


An overused Disney princess name with the cheesy and ubiquitous "belle." Not an adult woman name to be taken seriously.

Catgirlmri Says:


Annabelle is beautiful. I know a girl with that name, and she's one of the nicest people I know.

Ann Weeks Says:


My mother was an Edgar Allen Poe fan, as am I. Creepy would be if you named your child with the horror movie in mind.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Is it really true that this name, in all its variants, fell in popularity due to the haunted doll movie? I am actually very interested in the real Annabelle doll story, but the movies apparently don't get close, and I know the doll they show looks nothing like the real thing. Anyway, I am unusual/weird, so I actually like the doll connection, and that made me take note of this spelling. I've always loved the name, and Annabella. Beautiful names.

NameFindFind Says:


You could always go by Anna or Anne ad an adult.

cabosanmucus Says:


also means "beautiful grace" or "graceful beauty" depending on how you look at it. ;)

georgiaO Says:


My sister liked this name, but it now reminds her of cows and creepy dolls..... so now she likes Autumn.

georgiaO Says:


I just think of that scary doll movie.... I love Annaliese insted!

_NorthStar_ Says:


Which, ironically, is also a mash up of two names....^_^

clairels Says:


I think that about Clarabelle, but not Annabelle.

Rush1986 Says:


i just think of a cow when i see it.

NameLovingWriter Says:


Where you parents Edgar Allen Poe fans? Which is a little bit creepy since Annabel Lee was dead in the poem...

annabellelee Says:


my name is Annabelle Lee. I love my name! I get a lot of compliments on it and it suits me pretty well. I prefer Annabelle to Annabel- to me, Annabel seems unfinished, but I guess I'm a little biased. ;)

poo Says:


annabelle is the best name in the world!!!!!

indiefendi2 Says:


I really hope the newborn princess is named Annabelle. I would love that!

kwaverlymills Says:


A lot of the comments on here seem to be about concerts about the horror movie with the name Annabelle. I wouldn't worry too much about that if you like this pretty name- then go for it! When you meet someone named Carrie do you automatically think of the movie / book Carrie? I even knew a girl named Carrie White growing up in the '90s and 2000s and nobody associated her full name with Carrie from the movies ; ) !

marythefourth Says:


My daughter was thisclose to being an Annabelle, but we went with Eleanor instead. Still really like this name.

befx217 Says:


I actually know quite a few adult Annabelle's who wear the name well

JazzieJonez Says:


Cute but it's like its meant for only babies . This name doesn't mature at all.

Patricia13 Says:


One of my favorite names of all time, I'd use Annie and Belle as nicknames.

ARose1712 Says:


This is my daughter's name and I love, love it...As others have said, hope people don't think of the movie first. Wasting such a beautiful name on a horror movie :/

clairels Says:


This is a nice name that I really hope isn't ruined by that creepy doll in the movie.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


This name is so timelessly graceful, but now they've made a horror movie called Annabelle.

Imnotputtingmynameonline Says:


I like it, but it sort of seems like a mashup of two names. I personally prefer Annalise.

june7rose Says:


A truly beautiful, classic name, and a good option instead of Isabella, but it just has too many dark associations for me personally, and thanks to that horrid movie coming out, it's about to have another one.

tnvolsmom Says:


This is my 10yr old daughters name. We've been complimented countless times over the years and we've never ran into another Annabelle. A very sweet and classic name.

SofiaCapricorn87 Says:


One of my favorite girl names. It's soft, feminine and sweet.