Bella: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Bella

Bella

Pronunciation: BEHL-ə (key)

Origin of the name Bella:

Derived from the Latin bella (beautiful). The name is also used as a short form of any of the names containing the element bella. Var: Belle.

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Note that with the popularity of Twilight, this is going to be a very popular name for the next few years. It is a beautiful name, but if you want a not so common name or don't want your daughter to be "one of the 6 Bellas" in her class all through out her school years you may want to try a less common variation of this name or just look for another name entirely.

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Nicknames for Bella: | Edit

Belle, Bells, Ella, Ell, Elly, Bellaboo, Bellaboobear, Babs

Meanings and history of the name Bella: | Edit

From Latin, meaning "beautiful".

Famous real-life people named Bella: | Edit

Annabella "Bella" Thorne, American child actress
Bella Abzug, American congresswoman

Bella in song, story & screen: | Edit

"A Wedding for Bella"--movie about a lovable, elderly Italian woman named Bella who wants her daughter to marry and have a family
"Bella" Italian pop song by Jovanotti
"Earth to Bella" song by Incubus

Bella Swan, the main character in the Twilight series.
Bella Goth, a character of the Sims series of games.

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