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Smart Baby Names: Dictionary of Baby Names, Meanings and Origins.

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Girl Name: Bella

Name: Bella
Pronunciation: \b(el)-la\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: beautiful
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Claribel, Arabella, Elizabeth
Sounds Like: Beula, Billa, Belia, Pella
Variant forms: Bel, Bell, Belle, Bellissa, Belva, Beyla, Labella
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1202
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 15273


Bella \b(el)-la\ as a girl's name is pronounced BELL-ah. It is of Italian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Bella is "beautiful". Also a short form of Isabel or Isabella (Hebrew) "God's promise". Author/politician Bella Abzug; author Belva Plain.

Bella has 7 variant forms: Bel, Bell, Belle, Bellissa, Belva, Beyla and Labella.

For more information, see also related names Claribel, Arabella and Elizabeth.

Baby names that sound like Bella are Beula, Billa, Belia and Pella.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Bella.


Bella is a very popular first name for women (#1202 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#15273 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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