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Etymology 1 edit

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

Proper noun edit

Belle (plural Belles)

  1. A female given name from French
    • 2018, Jen Kim, Love and…: Bad Boys, “The One” & Other Fun Ways to Sabotage Your Relationship, Skyhorse Publishing, →ISBN:
      All the miniature Cinderellas, Belles, and Ariels who fill the streets every Halloween are essentially paying homage to characters that will slowly and inevitably chip away at their sense of worth in years to come.
Coordinate terms edit
  • Beau (male given name)
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Etymology 2 edit

Diminutive of Isabelle and Annabelle.

Proper noun edit

Belle (plural Belles)

  1. A female given name from English.
Usage notes edit

More common as a middle name than a first name.

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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

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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