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Dawson’s Creek alum James Van Der Beek & wife Kimberly welcomed a baby girl on January 25th.  Annabel joins big sis Olivia, 3, and a brother, 22-month-old James.

WHAT IT MEANS:  Easy to love; lovable

WHERE IT ORIGINATED: It’s a variant of Amabel, a medieval English feminine form of the late Roman name Amabilis. Its popularity was influenced by the name Anna.

POTENTIAL NICKNAMES: This versatile name has plenty of short’n’sweet versions: Anna, Annie, Anne and Belle, just to name a few.

KNOW THIS: Annabel reentered the U.S. Top 1000 chart in 2000 for the first time since 1932.

POP CULTURE CONNECTION: Annabel Lee is a famous poem by Edgar Allan Poe, chronicling a love that transcends death.

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