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Etymology

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Belle +‎ -ville

  • (French commune): From French Belleville, derived from belle vue (beautiful view).
  • (neighbourhood of Paris): From French Belleville, literally “beautiful town”.
  • (city in Ontario): Renamed in honour of Lady Annabella Gore after an 1816 visit with her husband, Francis Gore.

Proper noun

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Belleville (countable and uncountable, plural Bellevilles)

  1. A surname.
  2. One of two towns in Ivory Coast.
  3. One of three communes in France.
  4. A community of Ireland.
  5. A community of New Brunswick, Canada.
  6. A community of Nova Scotia, Canada.
  7. A city in Ontario, Canada.
  8. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A town in Yell County, Arkansas.
    2. A ghost town in California.
    3. A city, the county seat of St. Clair County, Illinois.
    4. A small city, the county seat of Republic County, Kansas.
    5. A city in Michigan.
    6. A ghost town in Nevada.
    7. A township in New Jersey.
    8. A hamlet and census-designated place in New York.
    9. A census-designated place in Pennsylvania.
    10. An unincorporated community in West Virginia, also named Belville.
    11. A village in Wisconsin.

Derived terms

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