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[mey-buh l] /ˈmeɪ bəl/
a female given name.
Also, Mabelle
[mey-bel, mey-bel] /meɪˈbɛl, ˈmeɪ bɛl/ (Show IPA),
Mable. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Don't you know that your good name is as sacred to me as Mabel's?

    A Pessimist Robert Timsol
  • I think,” said Mabel, without a smile, “we had better go into the garden.

    If Winter Don't Barry Pain
  • Mabel Strong, one of the girls, was called on for her report.

  • On the following night, when he returned from business, Mabel met him in the hall.

    If Winter Don't Barry Pain
  • "Nor the terraces and gardens, nor the menagerie, nor dry pond," added Mabel.

    Bluebell Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
  • As he dressed for dinner that night, he reflected that once more Mabel had disappointed him.

    If Winter Don't Barry Pain
  • Mabel ate sparingly, and her companion, as if nothing had happened.

    The Pathfinder James Fenimore Cooper
  • For one moment Luke thought of remaining where he was, and causing Mabel to be a widow.

    If Winter Don't Barry Pain
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
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