Idabel Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ida:
Of Germanic origin, Ida is derived from the element īd (work, labor). The name, introduced to England by the Normans, died out toward the end of the 14th century, but was revived in the 19th century.
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My first doll was named Idabel by my uncle in 1948,and it was hand made by my aunt. I always wondered why she was named Idabel... any ideas We lived in Corpus Christi at that time...
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An occasional variant spelling of Idabelle, a combination of Ida with the popular -belle ending that was most common in the first 3 decades of the 20th Century.
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Idabel, fictional character in Truman Capote's first novel "Other Voices, Other Rooms". Capote based the character on his friend Harper Lee.