[ 1 syll. bel, be-l ] The baby girl name Bel is also used as a boy name. It is pronounced BEHL †. Bel has its origins in the Latin, Sanskrit, Germanic, Italian, and French languages. It is used largely in English and Spanish. From Sanskrit roots, its meaning is 'sacred wood apple tree' - in this context, Bel can be used in the English language. Bel is the term for the sacred wood apple tree, which is also known as bilva. In Hindu mythology, the bel is regarded as a vegetal form of the deity Siva.
In addition, Bel is a contracted form of the English, German, and Italian Arabella in the English language.
Bel is also a contracted form of the English, German, Italian, and Spanish Belinda in the English and Spanish languages.
Bel is also a form of Bella in the English language.
Bel is also a form of the English, French, and Spanish Belle.
Bel is also a contracted form of Isabel in the English language.
A form of Bel is the name Bell.
Bel is uncommon as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Bel, Bella was the most frequently used.
† Pronunciation for Bel: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"