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What does Belle mean?

Belle Pronunciation of Belle 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. Also form of Amabel. Also form of Arabella. Also form of Elizabeth. Also form of Isabel.


ASSOCIATED WITH beautiful, heroines


VARIANTS Belinda, Belisse, Bell, Bella, Bellette, Bellina, Belva, Belvia

SEE ALSO Anabel, Annabel, Carabelle, Christabel, Maribel, Rosabel


(female) Bole, ..

(male) Belke, ..

Belle Journie (B.J.), ..

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)

Belle was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #107 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #859. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Anabel (#1915 FROM RECENT DATA), Annabel (#949), Arabella (#174), Belinda (#1390), Bell, Bella (#48), Belva, Belvia, Elizabeth (#13), Isabel (#139), Maribel (#1820) and Rosabel are the popular related forms of Belle (#859). Adoption of these forms of Belle was more pronounced 138 years ago (AVERAGE #862) and is somewhat lower today (#1177, 53.8%), with forms like Belinda becoming less fashionable. Arabella and Bella are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Belle, Anabel, Annabel, Arabella, Belinda in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bell, Bella, Belva, Belvia, Elizabeth in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Abelle, Adelle, Alle, Arelle, Axelle, Beate, Bebe, Becke, Bee, Beige, Belen, Belia, Bente, Berte, Beryle, Bette, Beula, Bevie, Bilee, Billa, Billee, Billey, Billi, Billie, Billy, Billye, Brielle, Cele, Chelle, Delle, Dielle, Edelle, Elle, Gaelle, Halle, Helle, Hille, Holle, Idelle, Jaelle, Jerle, Joelle, Kalle, Luelle, Maelle, Merle, Mille, Neale, Neelle (see Neilina), Neile, Neille, Nelle, Noelle, Odelle, Peale, Pealle, Peele, Perle, Shelle, Stelle, Tealle, Teille, Udelle, Zele and Zoelle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Belle.

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