Gender: Feminine
Origin: Scottish
Meaning: “invokable”
Eng. (air-uh-BEL-luh)

A popular female name in Medieval Scotland it is derived from the Latin orabilis meaning “invokable.”

The name was borne by Lady Arabella Stuart (1575-1615) was a Scottish noblewoman who had been considered a successor to Queen Elizabeth I.

Currently, Arabella is the 386th most popular female name in the United States, (2010).

Other forms of the name include:

  • Arbella (English: archaic)
  • Orabel (English: archaic)
  • Orable (English: archaic)
  • Orabilis (Latin)