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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 has 8 variant forms: Belinda, Belisse, Bell, Bella, Bellette, Bellina, Belva and Belvia.

For more information, see also related girl names Anabel, Annabel, Carabelle, Christabel, Maribel, Rosabel, Amabel, Arabella, Elizabeth and Isabel.


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).

Top 1000 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 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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Anabel, Annabel, Arabella, Belinda, Bell, Bella, Belle, Belva, Elizabeth, Isabel, Maribel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.