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 (#8155 out of 150436, Top 5%). (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 these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4548%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.3855%, down 15.3%), 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, and there is a resurgence in birth name usage for Annabel, Bella and Isabel. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)