Annabelle: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Annabelle

Annabelle

Pronunciation: A-nə-behl (key)

Origin of the name Annabelle:

A name of uncertain etymology which has been in common use in Scotland since the 12th century. Some believe it to be an old Norman name derived from the element arn (eagle) or arin (a hearth). Others think it is a variant of Amabel, an old French name derived from the Latin amābilis (lovable) or from the Gaelic Ainè (joy). Its use in the English-speaking world was reinforced by the names Anna and Belle and is often taken as a combination of such. Alternatively, Annabel has been used to Anglicize Barabel, the Gaelic form of Barbara (foreign woman).

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My name is Annabelle Lee, and I absolutely love it! I have never had a nickname, other than something like Annabanana when I was little, but that's ok. The only downside is that a lot of times when doing monogramming, or even the label on standardized tests, the limit is 8 characters, so it won't fit.

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Anna
Annie
Belle
Bella
Nell/Nelle/Nellie
Nan
Nancy
AnnaBee
Abby
Abe
Abba
Elle
Ellie
Anniebellie
Anniebelliebob

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Annabelle Lanyon is the actress who plays a beautiful fairy named Oona in the movie Legend.

Annabelle in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Annabel Lee," poem by Edgar Allan Poe
"Annabelle," song by the band A Rocket to the Moon
"Annabelle," song by Lee Dewyze

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