Bella is a red-hot name right now. Thanks to the massive vampire-in-love phenomenon known as Twilight, Bella has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. After not even being on the name radar for over seventy years, it appeared out of thin air as parents worldwide raced to name their daughters after the fair-skinned human heroine of the books (and subsequent films.) It also fares as a nickname for the ever-popular Isabella.


  • latin: Beautiful, fair, lovely one; an abbreviation of Isabel


Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Writer Bella Doron

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Eddie Murphy, Daughter of David Boreanaz, Daughter of Billy Bob Thornton, Daughter of Mark Ruffalo