Meaning & History
Short form of ISABELLA
or names ending in belle
. It is also associated with the French word meaning "beautiful". A famous bearer was Belle Starr (1848-1889), an outlaw of the American west, whose real given name was Maybelle.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Eli, Elise, Ella, Else, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise (Danish), Betje, Elise, Elly, Els, Else, Elsje, Ilse, Isa, Lies, Liese, Liesje, Lisa (Dutch), Liisa, Liisu (Estonian), Eliisa, Elisa, Elsa, Liisa, Liisi (Finnish), Babette, Élise, Lili, Lise (French), Bettina, Elisa, Elise, Elli, Elsa, Else, Ilsa, Ilse, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Liesel, Liesl, Lili, Lilli, Lisa, Lisbeth, Isa (German), Bözsi, Erzsi, Liza, Zsóka (Hungarian), Sibéal (Irish), Elisa, Elsa, Isa, Lisa (Italian), Elzė (Lithuanian), Ibb (Medieval English), Eli, Elise, Ella, Else, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise (Norwegian), Belinha, Elisa (Portuguese), Beileag (Scottish), Isa (Spanish), Elise, Ella, Elsa, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise (Swedish)
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