Bella Name Meaning & Origin

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Is an amazing person is pan so she likes fired eggs is the best mum ever is a ginger ninja

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To the 2nd commenter. I swear you described my “Bella” to a T! She’s 8 and she’s so artistic, protective and just lights up a room. She’s always been so smart and advanced and so talented. All she wants is to please others and be happy. She’s also stubborn and determined in all she does. lol Thank you for your response to the nasty first commenter. I’ve loved the name Bella my whole life. It’s meaning in Italian and Spanish and how pretty it sounds makes it feel like a bright, romantic, special name! Within hours after she was born I looked down at her and Bella Boo just came out of my mouth. So her nickname has been “Boo” every since. :-)

To the first commentor: my daughter was born in 2010 which was around when the Twilight movies were coming out and so I had a little concern that she would end up with a few Bellas in her classroom, however, she is now 8 years old/in third grade and we have yet to meet another Bella at daycare, her schools, afterschool programs, soccer, jujitsu, summer camps.... anywhere! let alone 6 of them, like you mentioned. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever met a Bella of any age. I grew up in Nebraska and have lived in California for over 20 years, as well as lived in Wisconsin, Arizona, and London, England and no Bellas. Isabella, but not just Bella. We recently moved to Los Angeles from Orange County in Southern California - so it’s not like we live in the middle of nowhere. And that era was over 8 years ago - I doubt those books or movies are going to have that kind of influence on that name now, especially when it didn’t then.

Nicknames for Bella: | Edit

Belle, Bells, Boo, Ella, Elle, Ell, Elly/Ellie

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", a French pop song by Maître Gims

Bella Swan, the main character in the Twilight series.
Bella Goth, a character of the Sims series of games.
Bella sister in the tale of the two sisters, and Ever after high

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