The name Annabelle is a girl's name of French origin meaning "loving". Annabelle is ranked #118 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover name game: from one gender to the other".
From the experts:
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.