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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.BEL
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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 Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella, Eli, 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, Elisa, Elsa, Isa, Lisa Italian Elžbieta, Elzė Lithuanian Elisaveta Macedonian Ealisaid Manx Ibb Medieval English Isabel Medieval Occitan Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella, Eli, 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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