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Gender: F Meaning of Belle: "beautiful" Origin of Belle: Short form of Isabelle or French

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Belle has nothing but positive associations, from "belle of the ball" to "Southern belle" to the heroine of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Though it has been overshadowed by the Twilight-influenced Bella and longer forms like Isabella and Annabella, Belle has its own Southern charm and would make a pretty choice as a first or middle name.

Belle was a Top 100 name in the 1880s, but left the list in 1934. Its most famous bearer was the legendary Western outlaw, Belle Starr (born Myra); Belle Watling is a character in Gone With the Wind.

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Famous People Named Belle

Camilla Belle (Routh), American actress
Tallulah Belle Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
Belle, the Daughter of Holly Willoughby
Belle Elizabeth , daughter of Katie Piper

Pop Culture References for the Name Belle

Belle from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"
Belle Watling from "Gone with the Wind"
Belle and Sebastian, indie-pop band
Wild Belle, indie-pop band
Belle, Once Upon a Time
Belle Moffat, character from Little women, by Louisa May Alcott
Belle Fisher, character from A woman called Fancy, by Frank Yerby

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