Originally a mishearing or misreading of Latin Amabilis "lovable" (=Mabel), used since the twelfth century and by folk etymology interpreted as Anna+ belle "beautiful Anna".
Annabel (plural Annabels)
- A female given name
1849, Edgar Allan Poe, Annabel Lee:
- I was a child and she was a child, / In this kingdom by the sea: / But we loved with a love that was more than love — / I and my Annabel Lee;