Bella - Meaning of Bella
[ 2 syll. bel-la, be-lla ] The baby girl name Bella is pronounced BEHL-aa- †. Bella is of Germanic, Latin, Italian, and Hebrew origin. It is used mainly in the English, German, Italian, Scottish, Spanish, Hungarian, and Russian languages. Italian origin, English, German, Italian, and Scottish use: The name is sometimes taken as a derivative of the Latin, Spanish and Italian bella, although it first developed as a short form of other names such as Isabella. Among English speakers, it was first used in the 18th century and it became especially popular in the 19th centuy. It has also been taken as the feminine form of Beau, especially in the southern USA.
In addition, Bella is an English variant transcription of Annabella (English, German, and Italian).
Bella is also an English, German, Italian, and Scottish contraction of Arabella (English, German, and Italian).
Bella is also an English, German, Italian, Scottish, and Spanish diminutive of Belinda (English, German, Italian, and Spanish).
Bella is also a Spanish variant transcription of Elizabeth (English, Greek, and Hebrew).
Bella is also an English, German, Hungarian, Italian, Russian, and Scottish diminutive of Isabel.
Bella is also an English, German, Italian, and Scottish contraction of Isabella.
Bella is also an English and Spanish variant transcription of Mirabelle (English, French, and Spanish).
Bella has 20 variant transcriptions that are used in English and foreign languages. Variation transcriptions of the name used in English include Bel, Bela, Belia, Belicia, Belita, Bell, Belladonna, Bellah, Bellanca, Bellance, Bellau, Belle (used in French too), Bellette, Bellini, Bellissa, Belva, and Labella. The variant spelling Beyla is another English form. Beila (Spanish) and Bellina (Italian) are foreign variant transcriptions of Bella.
Variant forms inherit the origin and thus the meaning of Bella.
Bella is very popular as a baby girl name. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1990s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2010, 0.262% of baby girls were given the name Bella. It had a ranking of #48 then. In 2018, it ranked at #48 with a usage of 0.245%, and it was the 3rd most popular after Isabella and Elizabeth, out of all girl names in its family. The name was thrice as popular as Bella in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Bella include Bailea, Bailee, Bailei, Baileigh, Bailey, Baili, Bailie, Bailley, Baillie, Bailly, Baily, Bala, Baleigh, Bali, Balley, Baylee, Bayley, Bayli, Baylie, and Bayly.
† Pronunciation for Bella: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"