What does Belle mean?
Belle /bel-le/ [1 syll.] as a girls' name is pronounced bell. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Belle is "beautiful".
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)
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, 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%, ▼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)