As you can see by the chart below, Bella really dropped in popularity during the 1920s and finally retreated into the shadows in 1931 (the year the name fell off America’s Top 1000 list). Bella-Kate.

My husband picked it for our daughters first name though. Other suggestions: Rosabel/la Christabel/la Maribel/la Mirabel/la Claribel/la Corabel/la Latin word. Latin, French words. Greek word. Outside Top 2000. We cannot find any childrens books with the first name Bella, Earth to Bella (Part II)a song by IncubusEarth to Bella (Part I)a song by IncubusBella Lunaa song by Jason MrazBella Lindaa song by The Grass RootsBella Donnaa song by Stevie NicksBella Ciaoa song by Bella CiaoBella Bella Signorinaa song by Patrizio BuanneBella (She’s All I Ever Had)a song by Ricky MartinBellaa song by Santana, Bella Abzug ("Battling Bella" notable feminist) Bella Abzug (Filipino actress) Bella Freud (English fashion designer) Bella Igla (Israeli chess Grandmaster) Bella Rosenfeld (wife of artist Marc Chagall) Annabella "Bella" Thorne (actress), We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Bella, We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Bella, Get our latest offers and news straight in your inbox, [wpum_login_form psw_link=”yes” register_link=”yes” ]. Based on Greek language. It’s delicate, sweet and ultra-feminine. Nameberry is a registered trademark of Nameberry, LLC.

Name Stories: The Perfect & Unique Gift for Someone You Love. My name is Isabella and I hate it.

Bella-Louise. Derivative of Hebrew.

Thus is rather shaky virtue rewarded! of Belle. gross name to name a girl.. Am I the only one who can't shake the word "belly" when looking at Bella? And it fits her well. Parents are going bananas over this simple Italian beauty. The name Bella is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "beautiful".. Bella derived as a diminutive of Isabella and other names with the suffix -bella. Everything ella, from Ella to Bella to Arabella, is red hot right now.

Abella Var.

Well, this is Dickens, after all! Name Guru to the Stars: Kit Harington, Meghan Trainor, and more! Aside from the name’s “beautiful” Italian translation, Bella is also often considered a short form of Isabella or Annabella (or any name ending with the “-bella” suffix for that matter: Arabella, Mirabella, etc). One current Bella is child star turned pop star Bella Thorne, born Annabella.

Belia, This means the name was used with only moderate success. Melibella Var. I really like this name!!!


It is pretty but so overused, at least for a first name.

I used to think this name was off-limits since it got swept up by the 'Twilight' craze, but today Bella feels useable again. Prominent, with usage of 0.031% for Annabella as a children's name in 2018, though lower than 0.039% the previous year. Possibly elaborated form of Anna, or .. Popular. In Italy, the word is more of an affectionate nickname given to any woman considered beautiful. This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. The name entered the 20th century in 1900 at position #389 out of 1000 on the charts. There's a lot of fresher alternatives I'd prefer to use with Bella as a nickname just because I know so many Bellas - Arabella, Belladonna, Belamy, Isobella, Mirabella, Rosabella, etc.

Jezabella was not a Top birth name in 2018.

of Frances.

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I got to pick the middle. I'll give it a go. One of my sisters is called Belle so I have naturally always like it more than Bella.

Arabella and Bella have surged in prominence since 1910-1919.

of Annabel.

Bella, of Dulce. Bella was in use as far back as the thirteenth century, then disappeared until the eighteenth when it became fashionable.


I don't know why it is.. One of the worst names ive ever heard. And is a pleasing name to say and hear. Bellatrix and Amabella would fit that. Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name. Root fr.


I must have been thinking about this name before I found out I was pregnant with my second child, another boy. of Isabel. of Abelia. Bella-Claire. "Sweet." So weird as it is I would not have picked the name, because I didn't like it, but it is the perfect name for her.


imustremember Says: 2014-04-26T23:37:47. Despite this I still love the name! If i had a pet pig bella might seem a fitting name. Elaboration of Fran, influenced by Isabel .. Franisbella was not a Top birth name in 2018.

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I don't know about you, but they all sound too cutesie to me.

-bella names are used more often as feminine names. Crystabella, Cristabella, Christabella Forms of Christabel.

Probably the most beautiful of the Bella names.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z. During the course of the novel, she moves from taking after one parent to the other. "Beautiful."

"God is my oath." My name is Bella, I’m in my teens, and it’s short for Gabriella.

Too many A sounds. Everyone thinks either Bella Swan from The Twilight Saga or Bella Thorne. In other words, Italians don’t go around naming their baby daughters “Bella”. Ysabella2, Isabella2▲, Bella5▲ Var.

Which is good, because I kind of love it :). I prefer "Bella" - it's an ace name in my opinion. Arabella▲, var.

Aldabella Var.

I used to hate this name because of it's corniness (naming your daughter "beautiful") and popularity (especially back in the Twilight era) but now I've come to appreciate it and would put it in the middle at least.

Many people erroneously believe that Stephenie Meyer’s ϋber-popular character Bella Swan from her Twilight Series of books is what has prompted the renewed interest in this name. As well as this, I ended up sitting at a table with a Belle, Bella, Arabella and Mirabelle!

Based on Old German word.

And who can blame them? See also Billy. Claribella (cf. Greek element. In pre-Twilight literature, Bella Wilfer is the central character in Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend.


Bella3▲, var. See also Adella. No. We're excited that you have an opinion about the name Bella. While some folks may prefer Bella as a nickname for Isabella or Annabella rather than an independently given name, it’s hard to argue the “beautiful” nature of this name. While Isabella is a variation of Elizabeth and thus means “God is my oath,” Bella is considered to mean “beautiful.” It's quite pretty, but I know a bunch of dogs called Bella. Bella-Dawn.

I hated this name. The list of names and logos are divided into types of names classy, French, cool, trendy, funky, quirky, funny, catchy, creative, natural and organic – for you to choose your perfect salon name and logo. "God is my oath." If you're thinking of naming your daughter Bella, be aware that there are a lot of little girls whose proper names are Isabella, Arabella etc.

Bella-Jane. She becomes a loving and devoted wife to him, and - voila – finds out she hit the jackpot. See also Annabell. Bella became more trendy in 2018, gaining +2 positions as a birth name to reach #48. "Old, prosperous."

It allows you to go beyond the similarities of a name, which can provide a lot of inspiration! Arabella (#174), Bella (#48) and Isabella (#4) are three of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this compilation, while Gabella (TOP 96%) and Disabella (75%) are popular -bella last names. Root fr.

A short, sweet name or nickname. of Anabel.

However I know two people named Bella - one is named Bella-Rose and is very kind and sweet, the other isn’t so nice.

"Star of the sea; beautiful." Consequently, he fakes his own death and moves in with the family who are fostering Bella and who conveniently have also inherited Mr. Harmon’s estate. I have met several dogs called Bella. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Source fr.

I pronounce the first syllable with the AR sound as in Carl.

every Bella I encounter is RUDE. Jezabella Form of Jezebel. I mostly go by Bella and though I prefer it greatly over Isabella, I still hate it lol.

I do have two concerns. For a human hell no. It carried a hint of a nice Old World grandmotherly veneer, until it became attached to Twilight's Bella Swan. Corabella, Carmella) uses the -ella suffix. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. Any previous beauty has been drained by its overuse.

Labella is uncommon as a girls' name among the versions of Bella.

"Not exalted." Where I live, you can't move for "Ella's". Unusual. -bella names are used more often as feminine names. Widely used, with usage of 0.031% for Annabella as a children's name in 2018, though lower than 0.039% the previous year. See also Anabella. However, within English speaking nations, the name Bella is hot, hot, hot right now.

Bella4▲ Var. A strong feminist namesake is Bella Abzug.

What about Belle lol? Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change. "Bright, famous."

Bella-Saffron. B ella ending baby names and what they mean, with 28 results. Perhaps Bella Swan did help bolster this name’s rapid fire success among parents, but trust us when we say Bella was already headed for the Top 100 list before this fictional pop-culture icon entered our collective imaginations.


Based on French word. Would you like to follow Bella? Twilight was not published until the end of 2005 and Bella was already quickly ascending the charts. Bella-Rose.

Corabella is uncommon as a birth name. Bella Wilfer is an important character in Charles Dickens’ last novel, Our Mutual Friend, written in 1864/5. Bella’s hiatus from usage would last a whopping 68 years before returning to the charts in the year 2000.

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Truth be told, she was somewhat more interesting before she found religion! Bella-Maria. Prominent, with usage of 1.199% for Bella and variants as baby names in 2018, but lower than 1.224% in 2017. I think Belle/Bella could be coming back into popularity.

As a female given name, Bella is more of an invention among English speakers. Find out more about the name Bella at

Stems fr. "French." In other words, Italians don’t go around naming their baby daughters “Bella”.


It makes them feel alive.

Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. Between the Bellas and Ellas and Isabellas this feels very overdone.

You will receive an email (no more than once per day) summarizing any new mentions of Bella on Nameberry. Claribella Form of Claire.

Not to mention Bella is a widely given name among pet rabbits, cats and small dogs.

© 2020 Labella Derivative of Italian, Latin elements. Outside Top 2000.

Bella figures in the will of wealthy old Mr. Harmon, who conditionally leaves his fortune to his absentee son, John, if he marries her. Surprisingly there aren't that many Bellas. Annabella2 Var. Mark Ruffalo, Billy Bob Thornton, David Boreanaz and Eddie Murphy are all dads to Bellas.

Bella ending baby names and what they mean, with 28 results.