Mabel: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Mabel

Mabel

Pronunciation: MAY-bəl (key)

Related Names:

Mable, Mabs, May, Maybelle

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Comments and insights on the name Mabel: | Edit

We named our dog Mabel. I can't really imagine it for a baby!

Too old-fashioned and outdated for a girl today, IMO! (I don't care how many celebrities use it for their kids!) Makes you think of an elderly woman...

Maypole is a fresher choice :-)

Maypole? Seriously? Don't you mean Maple?

I like Maybelle too

I love the name Mabel, and would love the opportunity to name a baby that. It wasn't too long ago that the name Emma was also an "old lady" name, and look at it now! Mabel means "lovable." I hope it doesn't become too trendy before my husband and I have a daughter.

Personal experiences with the name Mabel: | Edit

Our darling Mabel is now 3 years old and I love her name as much today as I did when we first found it in the baby book. It's unique, cute, but not off-the-wall, strange, or whatever. We've gotten lots of compliments on it, a lot of, "Oh, that's different. Haven't heard that in a while." or "Is that a family name?" to which we say, "It is now!" :)

We named our second daughter (born 2010) Mabel. Some people get it, some people don't. We love the name for the same reasons: cute, solid, traditional, but not common.

Anyone I've known named Mabel was a really sweet person!

Nicknames for Mabel: | Edit

May, Mabs, Mae, Maisie, Mabes

Meanings and history of the name Mabel: | Edit

Shortened form of Amabel originally, later thought to be the French ma belle (my lovely girl), therefore sometimes found as Mabelle.
Acronym - Mothers Always Bring Extra Love

Famous real-life people named Mabel: | Edit

Mabel Willis, youngest daughter of actor Bruce Willis
Mable Normand, an silent movie actress

Mabel in song, story & screen: | Edit

There's a wonderful children's book called "Mabel Murple"
Mabel Buchman, baby character born on '90s sitcom "Mad About You" (her name was an acronym for Mothers Always Bring Enough Love)
"Mabel" by Goldfinger
Revived in the 19th C. by The Heir of Redclyffe, Charlotte Yonge's hugely popular novel of the time, which featured a character named Amabel
Mabel Nesbitt from the film "Gosford Park"
The titular Mabel Normand from the musical "Mack & Mabel." She is a delivery girl who becomes a movie star. Based on the real life Mabel Normand
Mabel Wheeler from the British comedy show "You Rang, M'Lord?"
Mabel Thomas from the 1970s sitcom "What's Happening!!"
Mabel Osbourne from the 1981 slasher "My Bloody Valentine"
Mabel from the musical and film "The Pajama Game"
Mabel West from the anime series "Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple"
Mabel Pines from the cartoon series "Gravity Falls"
"Mistress Mabel" song by The Fratellis
Mable, an old lady from SpongeBob that was friends with Man Ray back in highschool
Mabel, a fictional Somali kitty character in the story Adventure Wonders. Her lovers name is Godfrey, and she has a son name Joey

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