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57k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
3k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bella

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  • A user from South Africa says the name Bella is of English origin and means "Beautiful".
  • A user from California, United States says the name Bella is of Mexican origin and means "Beautiful".
  • A submission from Kentucky, United States says the name Bella means "Beautiful and god is my oath" and is of Italian origin.

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  1. A female given name, a diminutive of Isabella and Arabella, by folk etymology interpreted as Italian bella "beautiful".

Bella was also found in the following language(s): Hungarian

Notable Persons Named Bella

Bella was given the name Isabella Khair Hadid by her parents Yolanda Hadid and Mohamed Hadid on October 9th, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Bella Thorne is an actress, singer, and model. She has had major accomplishments since 2003. Bella was given the name Annabella Avery Thorne on October 8th, 1997 in Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States.

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Bella Heathcote is an actress, model, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Bella was given the name Isabella Heathcote on May 27th, 1987 in Melbourne. Bella is also known as Heathcote and Isabella (birth name).

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Bella Abzug was an office holder. Bella was born on July 24th, 1920 in New York City. She left this life on March 31st, 1998.

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Bella Ferraro is an indie pop, soul, and soft rock musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2012. Bella was given the name Isabella Ferraro .

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Bella was given the name Bella Neveah Amoroso Bond on August 6th, 2012. Bella is also known as Baby Doe". She breathed her last breath in 2015.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bella

Rachael Bella is an actress. She was most prominent from 1993 to 2006. Rachael was born on March 13th, 1984 in Vermillion, South Dakota, U.S.

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Ahmed Ben Bella was a president. He was most active from 1963 to 1965. Ahmed was born on December 25th, 1916 in Maghnia. He breathed his last breath on April 11th, 2012.

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Angelica was born on February 15th, 1968 in Tisalok, Hungary.

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Alberto de la Bella is a soccer player for the Real Sociedad, UDA Gramenet, RCD Espanyol B, Villarreal CF B, Sevilla Atlético, and Catalonia national football team. Alberto was born on December 2nd, 1985 in Santa Coloma, Spain.

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Laudya Chintya Bella is a singer and actress. They were most active from 2002 to present. Laudya was born Laudya Chintya Bella on February 24th, 1988 in Bandung. Laudya is also known as Bella.

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Ivan Bella is a pilot (aeronautics).

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How popular is the baby name Bella in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 13 13 0
1881 24 24 0
1882 16 16 0
1883 17 17 0
1884 31 31 0
1885 25 25 0
1886 22 22 0
1887 26 26 0
1888 31 31 0
1889 37 37 0
1890 42 42 0
1891 37 37 0
1892 53 53 0
1893 46 46 0
1894 35 35 0
1895 39 39 0
1896 43 43 0
1897 44 44 0
1898 39 39 0
1899 53 53 0
1900 73 73 0
1901 36 36 0
1902 53 53 0
1903 44 44 0
1904 43 43 0
1905 52 52 0
1906 54 54 0
1907 60 60 0
1908 65 65 0
1909 75 75 0
1910 73 73 0
1911 82 82 0
1912 113 113 0
1913 125 125 0
1914 152 152 0
1915 160 160 0
1916 207 207 0
1917 215 215 0
1918 238 238 0
1919 211 211 0
1920 188 188 0
1921 192 192 0
1922 178 178 0
1923 172 172 0
1924 134 134 0
1925 133 133 0
1926 106 106 0
1927 90 90 0
1928 73 73 0
1929 83 83 0
1930 64 64 0
1931 50 50 0
1932 47 47 0
1933 37 37 0
1934 45 45 0
1935 28 28 0
1936 29 29 0
1937 19 19 0
1938 19 19 0
1939 25 25 0
1940 19 19 0
1941 27 27 0
1942 22 22 0
1943 16 16 0
1944 16 16 0
1945 13 13 0
1946 23 23 0
1947 43 43 0
1948 26 26 0
1949 30 30 0
1950 21 21 0
1951 29 29 0
1952 36 36 0
1953 43 43 0
1954 28 28 0
1955 41 41 0
1956 25 25 0
1957 24 24 0
1958 34 34 0
1959 24 24 0
1960 30 30 0
1961 22 22 0
1962 24 24 0
1963 22 22 0
1964 21 21 0
1965 34 34 0
1966 16 16 0
1967 16 16 0
1968 24 24 0
1969 18 18 0
1970 33 33 0
1971 21 21 0
1972 19 19 0
1973 28 28 0
1974 19 19 0
1975 29 29 0
1976 18 18 0
1977 26 26 0
1978 19 19 0
1979 25 25 0
1980 17 17 0
1981 19 19 0
1982 23 23 0
1983 22 22 0
1984 19 19 0
1985 23 23 0
1986 16 16 0
1987 19 19 0
1988 20 20 0
1989 17 17 0
1990 28 28 0
1991 48 48 0
1992 39 39 0
1993 50 50 0
1994 76 76 0
1995 105 105 0
1996 72 72 0
1997 95 95 0
1998 156 156 0
1999 185 185 0
2000 307 307 0
2001 413 413 0
2002 682 682 0
2003 972 972 0
2004 1,240 1,240 0
2005 1,663 1,663 0
2006 1,955 1,955 0
2007 2,253 2,253 0
2008 2,790 2,785 5
2009 4,537 4,532 5 #58 girl name
2010 5,129 5,121 8 #48 girl name
2011 4,273 4,264 9 #60 girl name
2012 4,348 4,348 0 #54 girl name
2013 4,172 4,172 0 #58 girl name
2014 4,090 4,083 7 #70 girl name
2015 3,787 3,787 0 #74 girl name
2016 3,654 3,654 0 #78 girl name
2017 4,616 4,611 5 #50 girl name

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Popularity of Bella as a first name

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Popularity of Bella as a last name

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Common last names for Bella

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bella U.S.
  White 61.82% 64.26%
  African American 3.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.24% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 21.64% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bella

People with the last name Bella are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Bella

  • What name lists does Bella rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Bella? Bella is the 918th most popular name of all time. In 2017 Bella was the 50th most popular name. As a last name Bella was the 10,668th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bella have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 57,450 babies born with the first name Bella in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bella to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bella? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Bella first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bella is Tuesday, August 3rd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Bella born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bella was in 2010 with a total of 5,121 babies. That's a lot of babies named Bella!
  • Random Bella Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bella ranks 58th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 157 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Bella: Your name in reverse order is Alleb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lealb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bella? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,999 people with the last name Bella.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bella? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Bella as their last name.

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