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Bella


Bella


Bella is a feminine given name. It is a diminutive form of names ending in -bella. Bella is related to the Italian, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese and Latin words for beautiful, and to the name Belle, meaning beautiful in French. It increased in usage following the publication of the Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer. It is also known for being a nickname to Isabella, Annabella or Arabella.

Given name

People

  • Bella A. Burnasheva (born 1944), Soviet/Russian astronomer
  • Bella Abzug (1920–1998), American politician and prominent figure in the women’s movement
  • Bella Agossou (born 1981), Beninese actress
  • Bella Akhmadulina (1937–2010), Soviet/Russian poet, writer, and translator
  • Bella Alarie (born 1998), American basketball player
  • Bella Alten (1877–1962), Polish operatic soprano
  • Bella Alubo (born 1993), Nigerian musician, singer, and songwriter
  • Bella Andre, American author
  • Bella Angara (born 1939), Filipina politician and former governor of Aurora province
  • Bella Awa Gassama, Gambian actress
  • Bella bat R. Jakob Perlhefter (c. 1650-1709/1710), Czech professional Hebrew letter writer, businesswoman, and music instructor
  • Bella Bayliss (born 1977), Scottish triathlete
  • Bella Bellow (1945–1973), Togolese singer
  • Bella Bixby (born 1995), American soccer player
  • Bella Blue (born 1982), American burlesque dancer and producer
  • Bella Burge (1877–1962), American-born British actress, music hall performer, and boxing promoter
  • Bella Clara Landauer (1874–1960), American collector and writer
  • Bella Clara Ventura, Colombian-Mexican novelist and poet
  • Bella Cortez (born 1944), Cuban actress and dancer
  • Bella Darvi (1928–1971), Polish-born French actress
  • Bella Davidovich (born 1928), Soviet-born American classical pianist
  • Bella Dayne (born 1988), German actress
  • Bella Disu (born 1986), Nigerian businesswoman
  • Bella Dodd (1904–1969), American teacher, lawyer, labor union activist, and communist-turned anti-communist
  • Bella Dorita (1901–2001), Spanish cabaret singer, dancer, and vedette
  • Bella Duffy (1849–1926), Irish translator and writer
  • Bella Emberg (1937–2018), English comedic actress
  • Bella Feldman (born 1930), American sculptor
  • Bella Ferraro (born 1994), Australian singer
  • Bella Flores (1936–2013), Filipina film actress
  • Bella Forsgrén (born 1992), Finnish politician
  • Bella French Swisher (1837–1893), American author, editor, and litterateur
  • Bella Freud (born 1961), London-based fashion designer
  • Bella Fromm (1890–1972), German journalist and author of Jewish heritage
  • Bella Galhos (born 1972), East Timorese former independence activist
  • Bella Gesser (born 1985), Israeli chess player
  • Bella Goodall (1851–1884), English soubrette of the Victorian theatre
  • Bella Guerin (1858–1923), Australian feminist, women’s activist, women’s suffragist, anti-conscriptionist, political activist, and schoolteacher
  • Bella Hadid (born 1996), American model
  • Bella Hall Gauld (1878–1961), Canadian labour educator, political activist, and pianist
  • Bella Hammond (1932–2020), American activist and commercial fisherman
  • Bella Hardy, English folk musician, singer and songwriter
  • Bella Heathcote (born 1987), Australian actress and model
  • Bella Horwitz, Bohemian Yiddish writer and historian
  • Bella Hristova (born 1985), Bulgarian-American violinist
  • Bella Igla (born 1985), Israeli woman chess grandmaster
  • Bella Jakubiak (born 1983), Australian chef
  • Bella Jarrett (1926–2007), American stage, television, and film actress and novelist
  • Bella Jimenez (born c. 1982), Ecuadorian politician
  • Bella Joseph, American alleged to be a Soviet spy
  • Bella Keyzer (1922–1992), Scottish weaver, welder, and shipyard worker
  • Bella Kocharyan (born 1954), wife of Armenian former President Robert Kocharyan
  • Bella La Rosa (born 1949), Venezuelan pageant titleholder
  • Bella Lewitzky (1916–2004), American modern dance choreographer and teacher
  • Bella Li (born 1983), Chinese-born Australian poet
  • Bella MacCallum (1886–1927), New Zealand and British botanist and mycologist
  • Bella Milo (born 1986), Samoan rugby union player
  • Bella Myat Thiri Lwin (born 1999), Burmese actress, model, and beauty pageant title holder
  • Bella Nagy (1879–1947), Hungarian actress
  • Bella Nisan, Russian ophthalmologist
  • Bella Ouellette (1886–1945), Canadian actress
  • Bella Paalen (1881–1964), Austrian-American operatic soprano of Hungarian origin
  • Bella Paige (born 2001), Australian singer
  • Bella Paredes (born 2002), Ecuadorian weightlifter
  • Bella Piero (born 1996), Brazilian actress
  • Bella Poarch (born 1997), Filipino-American singer and social media personality
  • Bella Ramsey (born 2003), English actor and singer
  • Bella Ratchinskaia (born 1953), Russian ballerina, ballet teacher, and choreographer
  • Bella Reay (1900–1979), English footballer
  • Bella Rosenfeld (1895–1944), Belarusian writer, first wife of painter Marc Chagall
  • Bella Santiago (born 1989), Filipino singer
  • Bella Shaw, American journalist and news presenter
  • Bella Shmurda (born 1997), Nigerian singer
  • Bella Shteinbuk (born 1960), Israeli pianist and educator
  • Bella Shumiatcher (1911–1990), Russian-Canadian-American pianist and music educator
  • Bella Sidney Woolf (1877–1960), English author
  • Bella Sims (born 2005), American swimmer
  • Bella Smith (born 2001), Australian rules footballer
  • Bella Spewack (1899–1990), Romanian-American writer, half of a husband-and-wife writing team
  • Bella Starace Sainati (1878–1958), Italian stage and film actress
  • Bella Subbotovskaya (1937–1982), Soviet mathematician
  • Bella Taylor Smith, Australian singer
  • Bella Thomasson (1874–1959), British bookmaker
  • Bella Thorne (born 1997), American actress
  • Bella Tovey (1926–2019), Polish Holocaust survivor
  • Bella van der Spiegel-Hage (born 1948), Dutch former professional cyclist
  • Bella Zilfa Spencer (1840–1867), English-born American novelist and editor

Fictional characters

  • Bella the Bunny Fairy, from the Rainbow Magic book franchise
  • Bella Cooper, from the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street
  • Bella Dawson, the protagonist of the Nickelodeon television series Bella and the Bulldogs
  • Bella Goth, from The Sims series of video games
  • Bella Lasagne, from Fireman Sam
  • Bella Nixon, from the Australian television soap opera Home and Away
  • Bella Pesky, the little sister of Maggie, Aldrin and Pupert Pesky in The Buzz on Maggie
  • Bella Swan, the human protagonist of the Twilight series
  • Bellatrix Lestrange, nicknamed Bella, a Death Eater and antagonist in the "Harry Potter" series
  • Bella Noche, a character first appeared in the episode "Betty" of the animated series Adventure Time

See also

  • Bella (surname)

References


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