What does Bella mean?
Bella \b(el)-la\ as a girls' 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 40 more different forms via Belva, Isabel, Isabella: Belia, Belicia, Belita, Bellita, Bellva, Chabeli, Chabelita, Ib, Ibbie, Isa▼, Isabeau, Isabela, Isabele, Isabelita, Isabell▼, Isabella, Isabelle, Isbel, Ishbel, Isobel, Isobell, Isobella, Isobelle, Issie, Issy, Izabel, Izabella, Izabelle, Izzie, Izzy, Marisabel, Sabella, Sabelle, Ysabeau, Ysabel, Ysabella, Ysobel, Yzabelle, Yzobel and Yzobelle.
Bella is a very prominent first name for females (#1202 out of 4276, Top 28%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#12883 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Bella for girls. Bella reached its top position of #48 in the U.S. in the year 2010, and is currently at #70. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular alternative forms of Bella (#70 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000 are Arabella (#174 in 2014), Belinda, Bell, Belle, Belva, Claribel, Elizabeth (#14), Isa, Isabel (#144), Isabela (#717), Isabell, Isabella (#4), Isabelle (#96), Isobel, Izabella (#200) and Izabelle. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4286%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3871%, down 9.7%), with forms like Belinda, Belva, Claribel, Isa and Isabell falling out of style. The most trendy names for newborns among these are Arabella (#174), Bella (#70), Isabel (#144), Isabella (#4) and Isabelle (#96), and there is also a rekindling in baby name popularity for Bella, Isabel, Isabella and Isabelle. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Bella and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Bella is alike in pronunciation to Baila, Bayla, Beula, Beulah▼, Bewlah, Billa, Billi, Billy▼ and Byla. Other suggested similar baby names are Della▼, Hella, Mella, Nella▼, Pella and Rella. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bella.