Christabel \ch-rista-bel, chr(is)-tabel\ as a girl's name is pronounced KRIS-ta-bell. It is of Latin and French origin, and the meaning of Christabel is "beautiful Christian". Medieval coinage from the name of Christ with -bel (see Belle). Use has been primarily literary, as in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 1816 poem of the same name, in which the heroine is an example of innocent purity. The name was borne by the pioneer suffragette Christabel Pankhurst (1880-1958).
For more information, see also the related name Christina.