What does Bell mean?
Bell [bell]▼ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Bell) is of English origin. Diminutive of Isabel (Hebrew) "God's promise". Also surname used as given name. Also form of Bella. Also form of Belle. Also form of Elizabeth.
SEE ALSO Belva.
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(male) Beley, Below, .. MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
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How popular is Bell?
Bell is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3143 out of 4276, Top 73%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#67 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)
Bell reached its highest position of #310 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the list currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Bell are Belia, Bella (#74 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Belle (#1053), Belva, Elizabeth (#13) and Isabel (#149). Usage of these relations of Bell was more pronounced among parents during 1880-1889 (AVERAGE #489) and is now significantly lower (#1041, ▼75.2%), with forms such as Belva becoming less in vogue.
Bell▼ is pronounced similarly to Bel and Belle▼. Other suggested similar names are Adell▼, Bali, Bea, Beah, Beau, Beba, Bebe, Beck, Beda, Bee, Beea, Beki, Belen▲, Belia, Bella, Bellva, Belva▼, Bena, Bep, Bera, Beril, Bert, Beryl▼, Bess▼, Bet, Beta, Beth▼, Bets, Bett, Beula, Bev, Beyla, Billa, Billi, Billy, Byla, Chell, Dell, Doll, Gill, Gull, Hill, Jill▼, Joell, Jyll, Moll, Nell▼, Noell, Odell▼, Peall, Poll, Shell, Teall and Teill. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bell.