The three-syllable combination of Anna and Belle is a winning, feminine choice. You get twice the number of cool nicknames—Annie, Anna, Belle, Bella—and also have a distinctive and feminine name that flows easily and gracefully. Not all combination names are quite so harmonious. Spellings include Annabel, popular in 12th-century Scotland, and Annabell, with two Ns and two Ls joining the two As. Amabel is a more obscure variation, meaning “lovable.”
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