Can’t decide between Anna and Belle? Well, you don’t have to with the melodic and lovely Annabel! The formerly not-so-common name is gaining in popularity thanks to its similar sounding and super-hot (on the name lists that is) sister, Isabelle. The name is fairly common in Scotland and is the title character in Edgar Allen Poe’s poem about a lost love, Annabel Lee.


  • latin: Beautiful, beloved
  • scottish: Beautiful grace

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 3

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Painter Annabel Daou

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Lynn Redgrave, Daughter of James Van Der Beek