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What does Bell mean?

Bell Pronunciation of 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.

Related girl names: Belva, Bella, Belle and Elizabeth.

Associated with: promise (oath), surname.

Variations

6 related forms via Isabel: Bel, Belia, Belita, Bella, Belle and Bellita.

Creative forms:
(female) Ball, Beell, ..

(male) Beley, Below, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bell Preslee (B.P.), ..

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bell name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bell outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bell, Belia, Bella, Belle, Belva in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elizabeth, Isabel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bella, Elizabeth, Isabel outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adell, Bali, Bea, Beah, Beau, Beba, Bebe, Beck, Beda, Bee, Beea, Beki, Belen, Bellva, 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.

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