Meaning and name origin
Belle \b(el)-le\ as a girl's 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 popular first name for females (#1064 out of 4276, Top 25%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7433 out of 88799, Top 8%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Belle for girls. Belle reached its highest rank of #107 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Belle and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elizabeth (#14), Bella (#70), Isabel (#144), Arabella (#174), Annabel (#448), Anabel (#910), Maribel, Belle, Belinda, Bell and Belva. (2014 statistics).
Belle▼ is also pronounced similarly to Bel. Other suggested similar baby names are Belia, Beula, Beyla, Bilee, Billa, Billee, Billey, Billi, Billie▼, Billy▼, Billye▼, Delle and Nelle▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Belle.