- a female given name.
Also Ma·belle [mey-bel, mey-bel] /meɪˈbɛl, ˈmeɪ bɛl/, Ma·ble.
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Examples from the Web for mabel
His central three are actresses: Mabel Normand, Mary Miles Minter, and Margaret “Gibby” Gibson.
For Mabel, at that point in her life, after so many horrible experiences with men, a gay best friend was exactly what she needed.
"Sit still and hear the rest of your misdeeds," commanded Mabel.
Mabel's lawyer has won the most difficult case he ever fought for.
Could he tell her, after all that, what a precious bore her exquisite Mabel was to him?
Such details about Mabel seemed to be regarded as of first importance.
But after a whole week of Mabel he decided that the limit had been reached.
Word Origin and History for mabel
fem. proper name, shortening of Amabel. Enjoyed its greatest popularity as a given name for girl babies in U.S. from c.1884-1895.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper