Arabella Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Arabella:
Old name of uncertain etymology. Some believe it to be a Norman name derived from the elements arn (eagle) or arin (a hearth). Others think it is a variant of Annabel, another name of debated origin and meaning.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Bella, Belle, Ari, Ara, Aria, Ella, Elle, Ellie, Ayrie
- Meanings and history of the name Arabella
The next boat to arrive in America after the Mayflower was named the Arabella.
(Latin) answer to a prayer; beauty
(italian) beautiful girl
- Famous real-life people named Arabella
Arabella Kennedy who was born still born
Arabella Rose Kushner (b. 2011), daughter of American businesswoman, fashion designer, author, and reality television personality Ivanka Trump and American investor, real-estate developer, and newspaper publisher Jared Kushner
- Arabella in song, story & screen
Arabella, main character in "The Female Quixote" by Charlotte Lennox.
Arabella Strange (nee Woodhope), the wife of the title wizard in "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell", by Susanna Clarke.
Arabella Doreen Figg, neighbor of Harry Potter and the Dursleys. She was a Squib, and a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
"Arabella" is a charming book by Georgette Heyer
The sister's name in the "Prince & Me" with Julia Styles was named Arabella.
Arabella, a character in the novel "Jude the Obscure" by Thomas Hardy
Arabella is an opera in 3 acts by Richard Strauss and a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.
Arabella is the sister of the title character in the novel "Clarissa" by Samuel Richardson, published in 1748.
Arabella Bishop is the love interest of the main character in Rafael Sabatini's novel Captain Blood, published in 1922. There were a few film versions--the most famous one, shot in 1935, featured Errol Flynn as Captain Blood and Olivia de Havilland as Arabella.
"Arabella", a song by Arctic Monkeys
"Little Arabella Miller", a nursery rhyme and childrens story book.