Gender: Female Meaning of Bluebell: "blue bell" Origin of Bluebell: Flower name from English

Bluebell Origin and Meaning

The name Bluebell is a girl's name of English origin meaning "blue bell".

Bluebell is one flower name that is used very quietly. Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell joined her former Spice Sisters in creative baby-naming with this adventurous -- some might say outlandish -- choice. Distinctive and charming? Or better suited to a farmyard animal? Your call.

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Isabella_188 Says:


Bluebell sounds like too much of a farm animals name. If you want to name your daughter this, go with Isabel instead.

Luci_B Says:


Colors don’t have gender, and Bluebell it’s pretty feminine since it’s a FLOWER, it sound sonds classy and vitange to me, like Rosemary

leafsgirl44 Says:


My absolute favourite name right now - I think Bluebell is charming and sweet, yet not too unfamiliar or far off from names like Poppy, Daisy etc.

Koolkitty108 Says:


Sounds like the name of a cow.

Emeri Says:


Blue Bell is a brand of ice-cream, so I don't think it would work for me, but Bluebell does sound very pretty. Just not a name I would ever use.

FractalShadow Says:


Maybe spelling it Bluebelle could solve the issue of it looking like blueball.

Mhill46 Says:


I really don't think blue is all that masculine. There are many different shades of blue, some that are more feminine than others.

paulapuddephatt Says:


It just sounds like the name of a cow to me. Geri Halliwell called her kid Bluebell Madonna. Well, gets her media attention, but her daughter has to live with that name.

bigfamilymum Says:


I dont get it, Belle is so popular as a name and Blue has been in for a while so why not put them together? She can always go by bell if she hates it. Ive seen a few people online mention ice cream, i had to google it because we dont have it in my country so no one here would make the association. I think its pretty on a child and able to be shortened for an adult. Ive heard far worse names than this!

beachbear Says:


I don't think people really associate blue with masculinity anymore.

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shelbynh Says:


Could be a fun middle name.

snowsbeloved Says:


I can never take this name seriously. It makes me think of blueberry muffins or a milk cow or a looney tunes-esque cartoon character :(

Noelle van der Veen Says:


Since my Sherlock addiction took form Bluebell keeps reminding me of Bluebell the luminous rabbit. Could be worse I suppose but still...

hufflepuff Says:


This would be really fun in the middle name spot. I can imagine a Willa Bluebell, Isla Bluebell, Heidi Bluebell, Loretta Bluebell, Kerry Bluebell, Summer Bluebell.....

Catastroffy Says:


I went to school with a girl whose name was simply just "Blue" and none of our classmates batted an eyelid at the fact that her name was a colour associated with masculinity. It never came up at all.

yvonne_virginia Says:


Okay, good. :) I'm starting to like this name a lot!

RoddyThlayli Says:


As far as I remember, he was actually pretty nice. It's been a while since I read it.

LowSlash Says:


In Watership Down all of the major characters are anthropomorphised rabbits. It's an adventure novel about a small group of rabbits whose home warren is destroyed, and follows them as they search for a new home. Bluebell is a chatterbox and a joker, nothing especially negative to his character from what I remember.

yvonne_virginia Says:


I haven't. Cool! (However, it's a RABBIT, not a PERSON, so I guess there'd be that reference if a boy was named Bluebell.) I assume that the rabbit was just a rabbit, not an evil psychopath or anything?

RoddyThlayli Says:


If I'm to be completely honest, it's probably Watership Down influenced. If you haven't read it, there's a (male) rabbit named Bluebell.

yvonne_virginia Says:


Probably, but I think it's an interesting idea.

yvonne_virginia Says:


Distinctive and charming... I think.

Lots of comments say that they can't see it age, but to me it seems like one of those names that age perfectly well--better on the right person and personality.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I feel like I'm probably kind of alone in hearing this name as almost more masculine than feminine?

jtay07 Says:


I'm surprised more people don't seem to immediately think of "blue balls." That's always my first thought with this name. Better suited for a cow than a human. I honestly can't imagine what I would think if I saw Bluebell on a resume.

ElsaAnne Says:


I'm surprised this isn't more popular - with floral, 'Blue' and -belle names being pretty hot, and also that this name is super cute!

Zelliew Says:


Bluebell is on par with Buttercup, in my opinion

headintheclouds Says:


IT'S SO ADORABLE! Like most of the other posters, Bluebell is a rather Guilty Pleasure name for me, or more of an affectionate pet name possibility rather than an actual consideration on a real baby name list. It's just so cute though...

+ I've never heard of the Bluebell ice cream brand until the whole people dying of listeria from their contaminated ice cream brouhaha, so that's a negative connotation I have with Bluebell now... Bummer.

headintheclouds Says:


Huge Guilty Pleasure name for me! It looks and sounds lovely, and would be so cute as a middle name, but I'm not sure I'd even dare to use it in that spot.

TheHumanCanvas Says:


Sounds kind of hippy-ish.

jordalini Says:


I think ice Cream, but my man walked by and thought it said blueball.. which could potentially be an issue

Athena_hime15 Says:


I like it.

ShannonLim Says:


I agree that this name works perfectly on a young child but one she's all grown up, it would be really weird. Which is why most people here prefer it as a middle name! I think it'll wear well :)

Honoria Says:


1. It'll be beautiful for a baby, but for any girl past the age of five? It'll look terrible.
2. I don't think any grown woman would appreciate having such a cutesy, fru-fru name.
3. Having "Blue" in a girl's name, with it being so heavily geared towards boys, would not be advisable and, indeed, may garner her a bit of bullying at school.

So, unfortunately, this name is definitely more suited to an animal as opposed to a human being. Which is horrible, really, because I absolutely love, adore and worship this name and would use it in a heartbeat if it didn't have so many cons!

TheClockworkPrincess Says:


Hmmm... all I can think of is the ice cream. But I think Bluebell would make a pretty middle name.

Vespertinerose Says:


I don't think people realize that this name has seen use since the 17th century. The reason Americans can see this name on a cow is because the creators of the cartoon cow-Walt Disney, said that floral names to American ears won't work and will sound funny, since we weren't used to hearing them. Walt changed Snow whites name from Snowdrop to Snow White for this vary reason and animals received floral names to bring out the comedy in their personalities since the name is perceived silly already. . .

mrs_anton_yelchin1990 Says:


I like this as a middle name.