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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. 2015.
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  • Don't you know that your good name is as sacred to me as Mabel's?

    A Pessimist Robert Timsol
  • Mabel's lawyer has won the most difficult case he ever fought for.

  • Mabel Strong, one of the girls, was called on for her report.

  • The peerless Mabel, of course, was the only one not in the secret.

  • "Nor the terraces and gardens, nor the menagerie, nor dry pond," added Mabel.

    Bluebell Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
  • Had she grown so accustomed to her aunt Judith's estimate of Mabel that she could accept it?

  • Mabel ate sparingly, and her companion, as if nothing had happened.

    The Pathfinder James Fenimore Cooper
  • He listened to solos from Lucia, which Mabel sang at Jane's suggestion.

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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