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Gender: Female Meaning of Christabel: "fair Christian" Origin of Christabel: Latin and French

The name Christabel is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "fair Christian". Christabel and is often added to lists like Movie Character Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quintuplets (girls)".

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Though Isabel is a smash hit, Christabel still hasn't been fully embraced. It was originally popularized in England via the Coleridge poem Christabel ("whom her father loves so well") and was given to the poet's granddaughter. Christabel Pankhurst was a famous U.K. suffragist.

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Famous People Named Christabel

Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragist
Christabel Bielenberg, English-German writer and Nazi resistor
Christabel Marshall, English suffragist
Christabel Rose Coleridge, English novelist and granddaughter of Samuel Coleridge
Christabel Cockerell, English painter
Christabel Burniston, founder of the English Speaking Board
Christabel Gertrude Marshall, English suffragist and playwright
Princess Alice Christabel (née Montagu Douglas Scott), Duchess of Gloucester
Princess Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel, the Hon. Lady Ogilvie

Pop Culture References for the name Christabel

"Christabel," 1816 poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Christabel LaMotte, character in A.S. Byatt's novel "Possession"
Cristabell, character in the 14th-century romance "Sir Eglamour of Artois"