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Meaning and name origin

Bella \b(el)-la\ as a girl's name is pronounced BELL-ah. It is of Italian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Bella is "beautiful". Also a short form of Isabel or Isabella (Hebrew) "God's promise". Author/politician Bella Abzug; author Belva Plain.


Bella has 7 variant forms: Bel, Bell, Belle, Bellissa, Belva, Beyla and Labella.

For more information, see also related girl names Belinda, Claribel, Arabella and Elizabeth.


Bella is a very popular first name for females (#1202 out of 4276, Top 28%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15273 out of 88799, Top 17%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bella for girls. Bella reached its highest rank of #48 in the U.S. in 2010. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bella name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Bella and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Isabella (#4), Elizabeth (#14), Bella (#70), Isabel (#144), Arabella (#174), Claribel, Belle, Belinda, Bell and Belva. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Arabella, Belinda, Bell, Bella, Belle, Belva, Claribel, Elizabeth, Isabel, Isabella in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bella is also pronounced similarly to Baila, Bayla, Belia, Beula, Beulah, Bewlah, Billa, Billi, Billy and Byla. Other suggested similar baby names are Bellva, Della, Hella, Mella, Nella, Pella and Rella. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bella.