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Bella 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 names Belinda, Claribel, Arabella and Elizabeth.
Baby names that sound like Bella are Beula, Billa, Belia and Pella.
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Popularity of Bella
Bella is a very popular first name for women (#1202 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15273 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Bella for girls. (2012 statistics) Compare Bella with its variant forms and related girl baby names.