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What does Bell mean?

Bell Pronunciation of Bell as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Bell) is of English origin. Diminutive of Isabel (Hebrew) "God's promise". Also surname used as given name. Also form of Bella. Also form of Belle. Also form of Elizabeth.



ASSOCIATED WITH promise (oath), surname


RELATED FORMS VIA ISABEL Bel, Belia, Belita, Bella, Belle, Bellita



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How popular is Bell?

Bell is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3143 out of 4276, Top 73%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#67 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Bell reached its highest position of #310 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the list currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Bell are Belia, Bella (#48 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Belle (#859), Belva, Elizabeth (#13) and Isabel (#139). Usage of these relations of Bell was more pronounced among parents during 1880-1889 (AVERAGE #489) and is now significantly lower (#1008, 59.6%), with forms such as Belva becoming less in vogue. Bella is the most trendy baby name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bell, Belia, Bella, Belle, Belva in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Bell is pronounced similarly to Bel and Belle. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adell, Bali, Bea, Beah, Beau, Beba, Bebe, Beck, Beda, Bee, Beea, Beki, Belen, Belia, Bella, Bellva, Belva, Bena, Bep, Bera, Beril, Bert, Beryl, Bess, Bet, Beta, Beth, Bets, Bett, Beula, Bev, Beyla, Billa, Billi, Billy, Byla, Chell, Dell, Doll, Gill, Gull, Hill, Jill, Joell, Jyll, Moll, Nell, Noell, Odell, Peall, Poll, Shell, Teall and Teill. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bell.