|Meaning:||beautiful grace, answered prayer|
|Related Names:||Annabella, Ara, Arabel, Arabela, Arabelle, Arbela, Arbell, Arbella, Arbelle, Bel, Bella, Belle, Mirabella, Orabel, Orabella, Orabelle, Orbel, Orbella, Orbelle|
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ORIGIN AND HISTORY
There are two possible origins for the name Arabella. It may be a variation of the name Annabella or Annabel, which is formed from the names Anna, a Hebrew name meaning "grace," and Bella, from the Latin for "beautiful." In Scotland, Annabel was pronounced as Arabel, and eventually elaborated to Arabella.
Arabella was first used in Scotland during the Middle Ages.
In the United States, Arabella had a brief stint of popularity in the late 19th century, but dropped off the top 1000 chart by 1893, not to reappear again until 2005, when it ranked at number 795. Popularity is slowly increasing; in 2007, Arabella ranked as the 648th most popular girl's name in the United States.
In Australia, Arabella is also a popular name. Popularity has greatly increased since the late 1990s, and in 2002, Arabella ranked as the 283rd most popular girl's name in Australia.
- The character Belinda from Alexander Pope's mock-epic poem The Rape of the Lock was based on a young woman named Arabella Fermor.
- Arabella: opera by Richard Strauss
- Arbella: Puritan ship
- Arabella: 1967 film
- Arabella: novel by Georgette Heyer
- Arabella: German talk show
- Arabella, Highland, Scotland
- 841 Arabella: asteroid
- Arabella Buckley: writer (born 1840)
- Arabella Edge: author
- Arabella Kiesbauer: writer, actress
- Arabella Knight: erotica writer
- Arabella Mansfield: first female lawyer (born May 23, 1846)
- Arabella Steinbacher: musician, violinist (born November 14, 1981)
- Arabella Stuart: 16th/17th century English royalty (born 1575)
- Arabella Weir: actress, writer (born December 6, 1957)
Author: Sarena Emily Levinson
|Meaning||beautiful grace, answered prayer +|
|Meaningnc||beautiful grace, answered prayer +|
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