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Bella is a baby girl’s name of Italian origin that means “beautiful.” Originally, Bella was used only as the nickname for Isabella but is also used for other names ending in -bella such as Arabella and Mirabella. Bella was popular in the US until the early 1930s but has been making a comeback since 2000.

Meaning and Origin of the name Bella:

Bella is a beautiful girl's name of Italian origin meaning “beautiful.”

Bella is a nickname for names ending in -bella. As a stand-alone given name, it is derived from the Italian word bellissima (meaning “beautiful”).

Symbolism of the name Bella:

Isabella shares a name with a type of beautiful pink and white flower called the Gladiolus Isabella. This flower symbolizes integrity, strength, and new love.

Nicknames for the name Bella:

Bella is a precious name for girls. Because it is a short name, there are only a handful of options for nicknames. We have compiled possible nicknames for Bella in the list below to help you find the perfect nickname for your baby girl.

Style of the name Bella:


Gender of the name Bella:

Bella is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Bella:


Number of syllables in the name Bella:


Emotion evoked from the name Bella:

Bella evokes feelings of beauty and grace.

Alternative spellings for the name Bella:

  • Bela
  • Bellah

Popularity of the name Bella:

According to the Social Security Administration, Bella is a popular girl’s baby name that has been in the top 100 names since 2000.

Great middle names for the name Bella and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Bella:

  • Bella Freud (English fashion designer)
  • Bella Pilar (American illustrator)
  • Bella Lewitzky (American choreographer)
  • Bela Lugosi (Hungarian-American actor)
  • Bella Abzug (American politician and activist)
  • Isabella Marie “Bella” Swan (Twilight series)
  • Bellatrix “Bella” Lestrange (Harry Potter series)
  • Bella Monroe (video game, “Siren: Blood Curse “)
  • Bella Donna Boudreaux (Marvel's X,Men series)
  • Bella Goth (video game, The Sims series)
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