What does Bella mean?
Bella /bel-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.
How popular is Bella?
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 statistics 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 recent rankings) rated in the Top 1000 are Arabella (#174 in recent rankings), Belinda, Bell, Belle, Belva, Claribel, Elizabeth (#14), Isabel (#144) and Isabella (#4). These forms of Bella were at the top of their popularity 134 years ago (usage of 0.54%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.46%, ▼15%), but with forms like Belva becoming less in vogue. Arabella, Bella, Isabel and Isabella are four of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation, and there is also a rekindling in baby name popularity for Bella, Isabel and Isabella.
Thinking of names?
Bella▲ is alike in pronunciation to Baila, Bailly, Baily, Bali, Bayla, Bayly, Beaulah▼, Beula, Beulah▼, Bewlah, Bilee, Billa, Billee, Billey, Billi, Billie▼, Billy▼, Billye▼, Bulah▼, Byla and Byulah. Other suggested similar baby names are Adella▼, Alla, Axella, Beata, Becka, Beda, Beea, Bekka, Belen, Bellina, Bellona, Belona, Bena, Bera, Berna, Berta▼, Berylla, Betta, Breila, Calla, Cilla, Dela, Della▼, Hella, Huella, Kalla, Keela, Keila, Kelila, Lalla, Leyla▲, Lolla, Mela, Mella, Merla, Neilla, Nela, Nella▼, Noella, Odella, Olla, Orella, Pella, Perla▼, Raella, Rella, Rilla▼, Seila, Shella, Stella▲, Teela, Udella, Ulla and Verla▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bella.