Bella

Bella - A unique female name



  Mar 24,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Bella, meaning beautiful, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #406. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Bella and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Bella? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Bella. The baby girl name Bella was given to 4,308 baby girls in 2012, ranking #54 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 328 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Bella peaked in popularity 9 years ago in 2010 on position 48.



Famous with this name

Bella Thorne
Rachael Bella
Bella Dayne


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Bella is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Bella is currently topping the baby name charts in Nevada at position #22 - and is the least popular in District of Columbia at position #262.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Bella is where you live.


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Bella origin and meaning

Bella is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means beautiful. To see famous people named Bella, pop culture references for the name Bella and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Bella

We've found the following names that sound similar to Bella, sorted by popularity.

Billie / Bailey / Beulah / Baylee / Bailee / Belle / Billy / Billye / Baylie / Baila /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201254
201160
201048
200958
2008121
2007159
2006180
2005208
2004257
2003321
2002427
2001634
2000776
19991108
19981202
19971627
19961566
19951303
19941804
19931978
19922575
19912024
19902646
19892638
19882404
19873025
19852627
19842314
19832314
19822834
19812808
19802677
19792368
19782495
19772706
19762434
19751709
19742459
19731937
19722607
19702275
19692346
19681908
19662057
19651813
19632309
19622130
19601932
19581923
19572154
19561879
19551497
19541890
19531379
19521693
19511712
19501635
19491611
19481677
19471474
19461663
19411632
19401458
19391220
19371265
19361313
19351589
19341084
19331061
1932934
1931984
1930831
1929747
1928853
1927726
1926740
1925620
1924618
1923541
1922509
1921512
1920488
1919436
1918412
1917426
1916431
1915470
1914406
1913446
1912423
1911405
1910406

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Nevada22
California34
Rhode Island38
Florida38
Louisiana42
Kentucky45
Tennessee46
Arizona49
Maine49
Oklahoma51
Mississippi51
Texas52
West Virginia54
New Hampshire56
Alabama56
New Mexico58
North Carolina59
Pennsylvania60
Wisconsin60
South Carolina63
Nebraska63
Massachusetts67
New Jersey70
New York72
Indiana72
Delaware73
Iowa77
Montana80
Oregon81
Georgia81
Illinois81
Ohio82
Michigan86
Missouri86
South Dakota87
Arkansas88
Connecticut89
Maryland91
Alaska93
Virginia98
Kansas98
Colorado104
Minnesota104
Wyoming109
Hawaii116
Idaho117
Utah130
Washington139
North Dakota148
District of Columbia262

Even more about Bella


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Bella a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Bella?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2010
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Bella
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 328
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +4,308

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