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 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).
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).
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.