Belle Family History
Belle Name Meaning
Italian (Bellé): from a shortened derivative of Bello for example Belletto. French: from the feminine form of the nickname Bel from Old French belle ‘beautiful’ or a habitational name from (La) Belle the name of several places in various parts of France. German: habitational name from a place so named in the Lippe district. Dutch: variant of Van Belle . English: variant of Bell . Germanized Italianized or Americanized form of Slovenian Bele: nickname for a fair-haired or pale-skinned man from bel ‘white light fair’ or a patronymic from Beli a nickname derived from this adjective; or from a short form of the old personal name Belcijan from Latin Felicianus (see Feliciano ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022