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Meaning of Bella

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The name Bella has the following meaning:

Meaning "Beautiful" in Latin and "Pledged to God" in Hebrew, this name was first used in the Middle Ages, but only became popular in the 18th century.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Bella is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 301 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Bella rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 64 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 58 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Bella in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Bella is pronounced as beh-lah


Bella originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Bella and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Bella: Boys - Aurelio, Elmo, Fabian, Lucian, Prince, Sylvan, Taurus, Girls - Arabella, Aurelia, Dabria, Dalmace, Francesca, Gloria, Harmony, Honora, Lara, Lelia, Livia, Mia, Miah, Nona, Pollie, Renita, Silvia, Veronica, Viola, Both genders - Adria, Julia, Justine, Milan, Rose, Ruby


Popular Variants for the name Bella: Bela, Belia, Bell, Bellette (French)


We think the name Bella should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Bella to be: A pretty, curvacious woman who has a nice character

In one word, you might describe Bella as a(n) "pretty" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Bella (or its variants) are:

Bella Freud, born on 17 April, a famous designer. Bella Freud's background: London-based fashion designer, great granddaughter of Sigmund Freud, the pioneer of psychoanalysis. She has, amongst her clients, several celebrities, and was responsible for the recent relaunch and revamp of fashion house Biba.

Bella Savitsky Abzug , born on 24 July, a famous politician. Bella Savitsky Abzug 's background: American political leader as well as leader of the women's movement. As a politician, she served in the U.S. House of Representatives as Manhattan's representative. She was one of the first members of Congress to support gay rights, introducing the first federal gay rights bill, the Equality Act of 1974, with Ed Koch, a future mayor of New York City. After her term, she went on to co-found the Women’s Environment & Development Organization which advocates women’s participation in international conferences, especially those by the United Nations.
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