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Origin and Meaning of Sabella

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Sa*bel"la
A genus of tubicolous annelids having a circle of plumose gills around the head.

Etymology: NL., fr. L. sabulum gravel


From Latin sabulum (“sand”).

  1. A seaworm of the genus Sabella, around 25 cm long, which lives in tubes that it builds itself.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sabella

Ernie Sabella is an actor. He was most active from 1978 to present. Ernie was given the name Ernest Sabella on September 19th, 1949 in Westchester County, New York.


Alejandro Sabella is a soccer player for the Club Atlético River Plate, Sheffield United F.C., Leeds United F.C., Estudiantes de La Plata, Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, Club Ferro Carril Oeste, Irapuato F.C., and Argentina national football team. Alejandro was born on November 5th, 1954 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Salvatore was born on July 7th, 1891. He breathed his last breath in 1962.


Michael was born in 1911. He died in 1989.


Steve was born on May 19th, 1975.


Andres was born in 1912. He left this life in 1989.


How popular is the baby name Sabella in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1986 8 8 0
1987 10 10 0
1988 10 10 0
1989 6 6 0
1991 5 5 0
1994 5 5 0
1997 5 5 0
1998 5 5 0
2000 5 5 0
2001 16 16 0
2002 14 14 0
2003 15 15 0
2004 14 14 0
2005 19 19 0
2006 30 30 0
2007 47 47 0
2008 42 42 0
2009 52 52 0
2010 71 71 0
2011 63 63 0
2012 73 73 0
2013 82 82 0
2014 64 64 0
2015 71 71 0
2016 83 83 0
2017 62 62 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Sabella

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Popularity of Sabella as a first name

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Popularity of Sabella as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sabella U.S.
  White 88.84% 64.26%
  African American 0.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.01% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sabella

People with the last name Sabella are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Sabella

  • How Popular is the name Sabella? Sabella is the 11,470th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sabella was the 14,279th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sabella have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 877 babies born with the first name Sabella in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sabella to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sabella? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1986 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Sabella first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sabella is Wednesday, June 9th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Sabella born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sabella was in 2016 with a total of 83 babies.
  • Random Sabella Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sabella is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Sabella: Your name in reverse order is Allebas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Salebla. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sabella? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,097 people with the last name Sabella.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sabella? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sabella as their last name since less than 1 person in 141k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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