Belle is used as a short for the name Isabella.

“Belle” in French means beautiful.

Belle and Bella are widely used elements of names. Annabelle, Rosabelle, Arabelle, Isabel, Maybelle, etc.

Other forms of the name are: Bella, Lisbet, Izzy, Isabelle, Ibbie, Elizabeth, Elza, Sabelle, Elize.

Belle was the name of a notorious American West outlaw, Belle Starr, whose given name was Myra.

Famous bearers are: Belle Avery, Belle Perez, Belle Baker.