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Mabel (F)>

Mabel (female)

Variants:Amabilia (F) Máible (F)
Derivative of:Amabel (F) Isabel (F) Maria (F)
Can be spelt:Mabelle (F) Mable (F) Maybel (F) Maybell (F) Maybelle (F)
Source(s): English Parish Register
FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

1. English short form of, and now more popular as a given name than, Amabel, from Old French "friendly, amiable".

Although Mabel appeared as early as the 12th century, it occurred very rarely in the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire.

Amabilia was a Latinised version of Mabel/Amabel, used in old documents. Search on Amabili* to allow for Latin endings.

2. Spanish elision of Maria and Isabel.