Mabel

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1 English: originally a nickname from the Old French vocabulary word amabel, amable lovely (related to modern English amiable friendly, good-humoured). The initial vowel began to be lost as early as the 12th century (the same woman is referred to as both Mabilia and Amabilia in a document of 1185), but a short vowel in the resulting first syllable was standard, giving a rhyme with babble, until the 19th century, when people began to pronounce the name to rhyme with table.
2 Spanish: contracted short form of Maria Isabel (cf. MARIBEL (SEE Maribel)).
Variant: English: Mable.
Cognate (of I): Irish Gaelic: Máible.

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