Belle

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French belle (Beauty, Beautiful), from Latin bella.

Proper noun[edit]

Belle

  1. A female given name from French

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • Beau (male given name)
Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Diminutive of Isabelle and Annabelle.

Proper noun[edit]

Belle

  1. A female given name from English.

Usage notes[edit]

More common as a middle name than a first name.

Anagrams[edit]


Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Belle, from French belle (Beauty, Beautiful), from Latin bella. Partly, after the Belle character of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

Proper noun[edit]

Belle

  1. a female given name from French

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Functioning as a shortening of names like Isabella, etc. Likely influenced by French belle. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛ.lə/
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  • Hyphenation: Bel‧le

Proper noun[edit]

Belle f

  1. A female given name.