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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 of the name Bella:

Italian: beautiful

Origin of the name Bella:

Bella is a feminine name of Italian origin that is the diminutive of the name Isabella. The name means “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.

Style of the name Bella:

traditional

Gender of the name Bella:

Bella is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Bella:

BEHL-ə

Number of syllables in the name Bella:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Bella:

Bella evokes feelings of beauty and grace.

Alternative spellings for the name Bella:

Bela, Bellah

Nicknames for the name Bella:

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.

Related names for the name Bella:

Great middle names for the name Bella and their meanings:

  • Cerys (love)
  • Bryony (to sprout)
  • Delphine (dolphine)
  • Olive (olive tree)
  • Violet (purple)
  • Luna (moon)
  • Annette (grace)
  • Bernadette (brave as a bear)
  • Brighid (strength or exalted one)
  • Margaret (pearl)
  • Josephine (God increases)

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)

Bellas in popular culture:

  • 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)