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What does Belle mean?

Belle /bel-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.

Associated with: beautiful, heroines


Belle has 8 variants: Belinda, Belisse, Bell, Bella, Bellette, Bellina, Belva and Belvia.

Affiliated girl names: Anabel, Annabel, Carabelle, Christabel, Maribel, Rosabel, Amabel, Arabella, Elizabeth and Isabel.

Belle has 3 more different relations via Bella, Belva: Bel, Bellva and Beyla.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Belde, Bole, ..

(male) Belke, Belly, ..

How popular is Belle?

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 (#8155 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Belle for girls. Belle was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #107 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #1030. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Belle name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Belle outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Belle and related names. Anabel (#910 from recent data), Annabel (#448), Arabella (#174), Belinda (#1159), Bell, Bella (#70), Belva, Belvia, Elizabeth (#14), Isabel (#144), Maribel (#1463) and Rosabel are the popular related forms of Belle (#1030 from recent data). Adoption of these forms of Belle was more pronounced 134 years ago (average #862) and has become much lower since (#1031, 70.7%), with forms like Belinda becoming less fashionable. Anabel, Annabel, Arabella and Bella are four of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Belle, Anabel, Annabel, Arabella, Belinda in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bell, Bella, Belva, Belvia, Elizabeth in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isabel, Maribel, Rosabel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bella, Elizabeth, Isabel outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Abelle, Adelle, Alle, Arelle, Axelle, Beate, Bebe, Becke, Bee, Beige, Belen, Belia, Bente, Berte, Beryle, Bette, Beula, Bevie, Bilee, Billa, Billee, Billey, Billi, Billie, Billy, Billye, Brielle, Cele, Chelle, Delle, Dielle, Edelle, Elle, Gaelle, Halle, Helle, Hille, Holle, Idelle, Jaelle, Jerle, Joelle, Kalle, Luelle, Maelle, Merle, Mille, Neale, Neelle (see Neilina), Neile, Neille, Nelle, Noelle, Odelle, Peale, Pealle, Peele, Perle, Shelle, Stelle, Tealle, Teille, Udelle, Zele and Zoelle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Belle.