Belle Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Belle:
Derived from the Latin bella (beautiful). The name is also used as a short form of any of the names containing the element bella.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Bel, Bell, Bella, Ell, El, Elle, Ella, Nel, Nell, Nella, Bells, Billie
- Meanings and history of the name Belle
Southern belle, a refined woman from the southern United States (from the French belle, "beautiful").
Can be short for Isabel, Isabella, Isobelle, Arabella, Maybelle, Belinda, or any name containing the -bel element.
- Famous real-life people named Belle
Belle Boyd, Confederate spy
Belle Starr, Female Jessie James
- Belle in song, story & screen
Princess Belle, heroine of Beauty and the Beast
Scottish indie-rock band, Belle and Sebastian
Belle Watling, madam and sometime mistress of Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind
Memphis Belle (B-17), a World War II bomber, Movie by the same name
Belle is a character in the Peanuts comic strip
Belle et Sébastien, a French children's story
Belle, a 1977 song written by Al Green, Fred Jordan and Reuben Fairfax, Jr.
Isabelle "Belle" Dupree, character on the '70s-'80s sitcom Alice played by Diane Ladd
Tinkerbelle 'Belle' Dingle, fictional character from British soap opera Emmerdale