Beautiful; short for Isabella.
So, you're thinking of naming your dog Bella -- but worried it's a bit too "been there, barked that"?
Let's set the record straight here. Bella, meaning 'beautiful' in Italian, is a classic for a reason. Think of Bella Swan from Twilight. Sure, she was surrounded by vampires and werewolves, but Bella was the real star, just like your pup at the dog park.
And let's be honest, every time you call "Bella!" it'll feel a bit like you're in an Italian romance movie, dramatically calling out to your lost love. Except it's your dog chasing a squirrel.
Bella is timeless, not old school. It's the Audrey Hepburn of dog names – elegant, charming, and never goes out of style. 🐾💕
Dogs named Bella tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and brave. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.
It suggests that you are a fan of classic, timeless names and that you have a fondness for your pet.
Bella has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Bella is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!
As you can see, Bella is one of the world's most popular dog names.
Bella was, in the past month, the 18th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.
As of March 2024, Bella is becoming a more popular moniker with new puppy owners. Our stats show that the name is more fashionable than it was at this time last year.
In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.
In the past week, Bella was viewed 234 times, and liked 26 times.
The map below shows Bella's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.
Bella is most adored in Maryland, Missouri and Ohio.
By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Delaware, Arkansas and Utah.
And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Bella.
Most popular breeds named Bella:
- Labrador Retriever
- German Shepherd
- Golden Retriever
Bella is found in these categories:
In Italian, this moniker translates to "lovely", perfect for a pretty pooch.
Popular among hunters, the name signifies beauty and strength, traits often associated with hunting dogs.
Popularized by classics like "Twilight", it's Latin for "beautiful".
Italian origin, meaning beautiful, popularized by Twilight's Isabella Swan.
Popular in UK, derived from Italian meaning beautiful, used in literature.
Twilight's vampire romance made this classic canine moniker popular again.
Derived from "beautiful", it's often associated with dark, mysterious, and romantic themes found in gothic literature.
Means "beautiful" in Spanish, often used as a female given name.
Popularized by the Twilight series, the name signifies beauty and strength, often associated with independent female characters.
Derived from Italian, signifying beauty, often chosen by high society.