The name Annabella is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "loving". Annabella is ranked #468 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Butterfly Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
From the experts:
With the ascent of all names -ella, and even -bella, we predict that Annabella will rise as an alternative for such favorites as Isabella and Angelina. It's possible to spell the name Anabella. Annabel -- along with Anabel, Annabelle, Anabelle, and Annabell -- are potential alternatives.
Annabella crops up in royal history as the mother of King James I of Scotland, and plays a part in the 1633 play Tis Pity She's a Whore. Sela Ward has a daughter named Annabella, and a current bearer is actress Annabella Sciorra.