How popular is the baby name Marjabelle in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Marjabelle.
Another batch of long unusual-but-real names:
- Eulavelle: Eulavelle Lee Drake was born in California in 1913.
- Henderina: Botanist/cinematographer Henderina “Rina” Victoria Scott was born in England in 1862.
- Hurieosco: Hurieosco Austill was born in Alabama in 1841.
- Jacquemin: Jacquemin, brother of Jeanne d’Arc, was born in France in the early 15th century.
- Jettabee: Radio scriptwriter Jettabee Ann Hopkins was born in Nebraska in 1905.
- Lianella: Film actress Lianella Carell was born in Italy in 1927.
- Limbania: St. Limbania was born in Cyprus in the 13th century. The Philadelphia Art Museum has a painting of Saint Limbania (1725).
- Lodusky: Lodusky Jerusha Taylor was born in Minnesota in 1856. (According to Cleveland Kent Evans, the name Lodusky was derived from the literature name Lodoïska, which may have been inspired by Louise. The title character in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s book Lodusky (1877) went by the nickname “Dusk.”)
- Marjabelle: Etiquette expert Marjabelle Young Stewart was born in Iowa in 1924.
- Marmaduke: Shipping magnate Marmaduke Furness was born in England in 1883.
- McKaskia: McKaskia Stearns Bonnifield was born in West Virginia in 1833.
- Mellcene: Mellcene Thurman Smith was born in Missouri in 1872.
- Minervina: Minervina was the first wife of Constantine the Great during the early 4th century.
Which of the above do you like best?
You love the names Isabella, Arabella and Annabella, but you want something…else. Are there any other other 4-syllable -bella names out there?
Yes, many! They don’t have the long history Isabella has–most are modern inventions–but they are being used more and more often nowadays, thanks to Isabella’s newfound popularity.
For more inspiration, here are some -belle names that were used/invented during the early 20th century, according to SSA data. (Parents were as creative with -belle names back then as they are with -bella names today!) I think many of the below would work well with a -bella ending.
Finally, two more names that are so rare, they’ve never appeared on any SSA baby name list (i.e., they’ve been given to fewer than 5 baby girls per year since 1880).
- Dulcibella. It was spelled Dowsabel or Dousabel in medieval times. The name was also used as a synonym for sweetheart; The World Book Dictionary defines dowsabel/dousabel as “a common name for a rustic sweetheart in old pastoral poems.” So now, of course, we all have to start calling our sweethearts “dowsabels.” :)
- Harrybelle. It was the name of war nurse Harrybelle Durant Stark (1891-1937), the last official casualty of World War I,
Can you think of any other -bella or -belle names? Or, can you invent any? (Let’s see…how about Hannabella? Or Jennabella?)
UPDATE, 3/22/16: Similar names from other posts: Leotabel, Marjabelle, Susybelle, Trixabelle, Twylabelle.