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Arabella is a girl’s baby name of Scottish and Latin origin. Arabella has been popular since 2005 but popularity began to fall off after 2017. Arabella is still a beautiful alternative to common names like Isabella and Annabelle.

Meaning of the name Arabella:

Scottish Gaelic: loveable, golden mouthed
Latin: given to prayer

Origin of the name Arabella:

Arabella is a girl’s name of Medieval Scottish origin meaning “loveable, golden mouthed”. Arabella may derive from the Latin name Orabel meaning “given to prayer”.

Symbolism of the name Arabella:

Arabella is also the name of a beautiful pink and purple flower. The flower symbolizes wisdom, travel, and mischief.

Style of the name Arabella:

traditional

Gender of the name Arabella:

Arabella is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Arabella:

ar-ə-BEHL-ə

Number of syllables in the name Arabella:

four

Emotion evoked from the name Arabella:

Arabella evokes feelings of beauty and peace.

Alternative spellings for the name Arabella:

Arabela, Erabella, Aribella

Nicknames for the name Arabella:

Popularity of the name Arabella:

According to the Social Security Administration, Arabella first entered the top 1000 baby girl names in 2005 and it peaked at #151 in 2017.

Related names for the name Arabella:

Great middle names for the name Arabella and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Arabella:

  • Arabella Mansfield (first woman lawyer in the U.S.)
  • Arabella Weir (British comedian and actress)
  • Arabella Steinbacher (German classical violinist)
  • Arabella Burton Buckley (English scientist)
  • Arabella Spencer Churchill (granddaughter of Winston Churchill

Arabellas in popular culture:

  • Arabella Ardelia (literature, “Invisible Ring” by Anne Bishop)
  • Arabella Allen (literature, “Pickwick Papers” by Charles Dickens)
  • Arabella Figg (literature, Harry Potter series)
  • Arabella (literature, “Lady Windermere's Fan” by Oscar Wilde)
  • Arabella Fermor (literature, “The Rape of the Lock” by Alexander Pope)