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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. BEHL
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Meaning & History

Short form of ISABELLA or names ending in belle. It is also associated with the French word belle meaning "beautiful". A famous bearer was Belle Starr (1848-1889), an outlaw of the American west, whose real given name was Maybelle.
DiminutivesLibbie, Libby
Other Languages & CulturesZabel(Armenian) Elixabete(Basque) Elisabeth, Elisheba, Elizabeth(Biblical) Elisabet(Biblical Greek) Elisheva(Biblical Hebrew) Elisabeth(Biblical Latin) Elisaveta(Bulgarian) Elisabet(Catalan) Elizabeta(Croatian) Alžběta(Czech) Elisabeth, Isabella, Eli, Elisabet, Elise, Ella, Else, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Lissi(Danish) Elisabeth, Isabella, Isabelle, Betje, Elise, Elly, Els, Else, Elsje, Ilse, Isa, Lies, Liesbeth, Liese, Liesje, Lijsbeth, Lisa(Dutch) Eliisabet, Liis, Liisa, Liisi, Liisu(Estonian) Elisabet, Eliisa, Elisa, Ella, Elsa, Liisa, Liisi(Finnish) Élisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Babette, Élise, Lili, Lise(French) Sabela(Galician) Elisabed(Georgian) Elisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Bettina, Elisa, Elise, Elli, Elsa, Else, Ilsa, Ilse, Isa, Isabell, Isabella, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Liesel, Liesl, Lili, Lilli, Lisa, Lisbeth(German) Elisavet(Greek) Elikapeka(Hawaiian) Elisheva(Hebrew) Erzsébet, Izabella, Bözsi, Erzsi, Zsóka(Hungarian) Elísabet, Elsa(Icelandic) Eilís, Eilish, Isibéal, Sibéal(Irish) Elisabetta, Isabella, Bettina, Elisa, Elsa, Isa, Lisa(Italian) Elizabete, Elīza(Latvian) Elžbieta, Elzė(Lithuanian) Elisaveta(Macedonian) Ealisaid(Manx) Ibb(Medieval English) Isabel(Medieval Occitan) Elisabeth, Isabella, Eli, Elisabet, Elise, Ella, Else, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Liss(Norwegian) Isabèl(Occitan) Elżbieta, Izabela, Izabella, Iza(Polish) Isabel, Belinha, Elisa, Elisabete, Isabela(Portuguese) Izabel(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Elisabeta, Isabela, Isabella(Romanian) Elizaveta, Yelizaveta(Russian) Ealasaid, Elspet, Elspeth, Iseabail, Ishbel, Isobel, Beileag(Scottish) Jelisaveta(Serbian) Alžbeta(Slovak) Elizabeta(Slovene) Isabel, Ysabel, Eli, Elisabet, Isa, Isabela(Spanish) Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella, Elise, Ella, Elsa, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise(Swedish) Yelyzaveta(Ukrainian)

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