What does Belle mean?
Belle \b(el)-le\ as a girls' name is pronounced bell. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Belle is "beautiful". Variant of Bella. Name of one of Disney's most popular heroines. Author Belva Plain.
Belle is a very prominent first name for females (#1064 out of 4276, Top 25%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#7433 out of 88799, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Belle for girls. Belle reached its top rank of #107 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Belle and related names. Anabel (#910 last year), Annabel (#448), Arabella (#174), Belinda, Bell, Bella (#70), Belva, Elizabeth (#14), Isabel (#144) and Maribel are the popular related forms of Belle. Adoption of this girl name was at its most widespread during 1880-1889 and is somewhat lower today, with the forms Belinda, Bell, Belle, Belva and Maribel falling out of fashion. Annabel (#448), Arabella (#174), Bella (#70) and Isabel (#144) are four of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation. There is a resurgence in birth name usage for Annabel, Bella and Isabel. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)