[ 3 syll. ma-ri-bel, mar-ib-el ] The baby girl name Maribel is pronounced as Maa-Riy-BEHL †. Maribel has its origins in the Spanish, Latinate, and Hebrew languages, and it is used largely in English and Spanish. The name is derived from the contracted combination of María and Isabel.
Maribel is a contracted form (Spanish) of the English, Italian, and Spanish Maribella.
Maribel is also a contracted form of the Spanish María Isabel.
Maribel is also a derivative (English and Spanish) of the English Mary.
Maribel has 20 derivatives. Derivatives include Marabel, Marabela, Marabella, Marabelle, Marbelle, Mariabella, Maribela, Maribele, Maribell, Maribelle, Maridel, Marybel, Marybela, Marybele, Marybell, Marybella, Marybelle, Meribel, and Meribelle. The origin and meaning of the name Maribel is inherited by all variant forms.
See also the related form, the Galician and Spanish María.
Maribel is unusual as a baby name for girls. Its usage peaked modestly in 1980 with 0.043% of baby girls being named Maribel. Its ranking then was #316. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and is currently used only on an infrequent scale. In 2012, among the group of girl names directly related to Maribel, Mary was the most widely used.
Baby names that sound like Maribel include Marabel, Marabelle, Maraville, Maribell, Maribelle, Marivel, Marivelle, Marvalee, Marvella, Marybel, Marybell, Marybelle, Meribel, Meribelle, Mirabel, Mirabell, Mirabelle, Marabela, Marabella, and Maravella.
† Pronunciation for Maribel: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"