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Origin & Meaning

The name Belle is of French origin.

The meaning of Belle is "beautiful".  

It is also of Hebrew origin, where its meaning is "my G-d is an oath, pledged to G-d" and English origin, where its meaning is "beautiful, bell".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1030  in baby name popularity for girls with 250 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Belle Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Belle has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Belle to other names.


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Related Names

Belle is a variant spelling of Belle.

Belle is a diminutive (nickname) of Isabel.

Variants of the name Belle include Belle.

The name Corabelle is a form of Belle.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Belle in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Belle.

Just for fun, see the name Belle in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Belle in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.