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Arabella Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Arabella is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Arabella is "beautiful alter".  

It is also of Italian origin, where its meaning is "answered prayer".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 174  in baby name popularity for girls with 1894 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Arabella Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Arabella has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Arabella to other names.


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Related Names

Arabella is a variant spelling of Araceli.

Variants of the name Arabella include Arabel, Arabela.

The names Arabell, Arabelle are all forms of Arabella.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Arabella in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Arabella.

Just for fun, see the name Arabella in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Arabella in Nautical Flags page.

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Italian children normally receive one or two given names.

Italian babies are frequently named after family members, Roman Catholic saints including local patron saints and other biblical figures. Traditionally, the first born son was named after the father's father, the first daughter after the father's mother, the second son after the mother's father, and the second daughter after the mother's mother. Some Italians still follow this custom today.

Many Italian male given names end in -o or -e while female names often end in -a and -e.

Nicknames may be formed for almost any name by adding a variety of suffexes including -ino/-ina, -etto/-etta, -ello/-ella, -uccio/-uccia, -uzzo/-uzza. These endings can the be used for example to turn Paola to Paoletta and Donato into Donatello.