Arabella

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

Uncertain origin and meaning. Some theories include:

1) Latinised form of an unknown Scottish name, sometimes written Orabilis due to folk etymology (Latin orabilis = 'invokable') [1] [2]

2) Variant form of Amabilia [1] [3]

3) Related to the place name Arabia [2]

Related Names

Arabel
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Swedish
Arabela
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
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Swedish
Arabell
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Swedish
Arabella
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Arabelle
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Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Swedish

See also Ara, Bella

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Arabelluson Iceland

Female

Arabelludóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Arabella
Genitive: Arabellas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Arabella
Genitive: Arabellan
Partitive: Arabellaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Arabella
Accusative: Arabellu
Dative: Arabellu
Genitive: Arabellu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Arabella
Genitive: Arabellas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Arabella
Genitive: Arabellas

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 26 September 2016 [4]

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[5]
23 n.a. 0 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[6]
19 33 1 1
Norway Norway[7]
16 n.a. 0 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[8]
3 3 0 0
Finland Finland[9]
n.a. 70 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Arabella.

Sources: [6] [5] [7] [9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  4. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  5. 5.0 5.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  9. 9.0 9.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi