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Meaning of Maribel

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The name Maribel has the following meaning:

A modern name derived from the combination of Mary and Belle.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Maribel is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 722 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Maribel fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 23 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 958 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Maribel in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Maribel is pronounced as mare-ree-bell


Maribel originates from the French language.

See other suggested French girl baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Maribel and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Maribel: Boys - Dartagnan, Neville, Girls - Aimee, Corinna, Darcel, Lavonne, Ouida, Both genders - Blaise, Chandler, Dabney, Delaney, Desire, Dior



We think the name Maribel should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Maribel to be: A woman with much will-power

In one word, you might describe Maribel as a(n) "determined" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Maribel (or its variants) are:

Maribel Verdu, born on 2 October, a famous actress. Maribel Verdu's background: A Spanish actress who is perhaps best known to English-speaking audiences playing the roles of Luisa in the 2001 film, Y tu mamá también and Mercedes in Guillermo del Toro's 2006 film Pan's Labyrinth. In her native Spain, like Ariadna Gil, she is admired for her highly expressive acting in films such as Belle Epoque and Huevos de oro.

Maribel Zurita, born on 14 January, a famous boxer. Maribel Zurita's background: Women's Boxing International Association (WIBA) Light Flyweight World Champion and former International Female Boxing Association (IFBA) Flyweight World Champion in women's boxing. She fights out of San Antonio, Texas and is trained by Tony Ayala Sr. Zurita made her pro boxing debut on July 31, 2001 at Sunset Station in San Antonio, Texas, easily winning a four-round decision over debut fighter Anna Mora. According to a ringside report from Esteban Erik Stipnieks, 'Maribel quickly won over the fans and dominated the fight. It was four rounds of Maribel flaunting her amateur background. Mora made it interesting by holding on and making an occasional counter but this fight was made for Zurita.'

Maribel Fernández Guardia, born on 29 May, a famous actress. Maribel Fernández Guardia's background: A Costa Rican actress, who works and lives in Mexico. Guardia was elected Miss Costa Rica in 1978, going on to represent her birth country at the Miss World and Miss Universe contests. She did not become Miss Universe, but was selected as the 'most photogenic' contestant.[citation needed] The contest had been held in Acapulco, and she received offers by Televisa producer Sergio Bustamante to develop a career there. Guardia moved to Mexico in 1980; this move proved to be crucial for her show business career. In 1980, she appeared in her first television show, alongside Loco Valdés. Guardia went on to make multiple telenovelas and release a series of CDs in the Norteña music genre.
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