Emily P. Contributor

Mabel, a vintage gem, is a dog name that's both adorable and dignified. It's like naming your pup after your favorite quirky aunt who bakes cookies and tells ghost stories. Mabel, meaning "lovable" in Latin, was popular in the 1880s, so it's got that cool, retro vibe. Plus, it's a nod to the hilarious Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls, who's as lovable as any pup. So, if you want a name that's sweet, funny, and a little old-school, Mabel is a tail-wagging winner. It's like a doggy name that's been aged to perfection, like a fine wine or a stinky cheese.

Traits associated with the name Mabel:

Dogs named Mabel tend to be loving, good-natured, resilient, and industrious. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and empathy.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Mabel?

That you have a fondness for classic, old-fashioned names. It also suggests that you have a strong sense of nostalgia and a love of tradition.

Is Mabel a good dog name?

Mabel has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Mabel is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Mabel is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Mabel outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Mabel was, in the past month, the 306th most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Mabel is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Mabel was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Mabel's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Mabel is most adored in Kansas, New Hampshire and Idaho.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Tennessee, Nebraska and Utah.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Mabel.

Most popular breeds named Mabel:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Cocker Spaniel
  3. German Shepherd
  4. American Staffordshire Terrier
  5. Beagle

Mabel is found in these categories:

old fashioned dog names

Popular during the Victorian era, Mabel's popularity has since waned.

cute dog names

Evokes vintage charm, reminiscent of sweet, lovable characters in classic literature.

unique dog names

This moniker hails from vintage charm, rarely bestowed upon our canine companions.

Dog names like Mabel:

Song Thrush
Diminutive Form Of Mildred Or Millicent
Of The Sea Or Bitter
Mabel dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (3)

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Nancy (Maryland, United States)
Had A Black Lab named Mabel, at 1st meeting and hearing the name, LAUGHS, People loved it
April 26, 2024

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Romerito (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
I named my dog mabel because I find it very funny. like the name gladis, marta, olga, etc. xd. it's a dachshund
September 02, 2022 ◆ Translated

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Olivia (England, United Kingdom)
Love the name my dogs name is mabel and she is a Labrador ❤️
July 28, 2022

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