Emily P. Contributor

Belle is a name that rings with elegance and charm; a top-notch choice, in my book.

It's French for 'beautiful', and most people are aware of what it means, so the significance won't be lost on anyone at the dog park.

Plus, it goes without saying that Belle is a nod to Disney's brainy, brave, and kind-hearted princess from Beauty and the Beast.

I dare say it might even fit the beasts of the canine community, like Bulldogs and Rottweilers!

And let's not forget Belle from Paw Patrol, who earned her rep as a brave and helpful pup.

If you want a name that's chic, charming, and carries a dash of pop culture cool, you just can't go wrong with Belle. And that's why we see it ranking high in our database, year after year.

Traits associated with the name Belle:

Dogs named Belle tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and brave. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Belle?

Naming your dog Belle suggests that you have an appreciation for beauty and elegance. It could also suggest that you are a romantic at heart.

Is Belle a good dog name?

Belle 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. Belle is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Belle is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Belle outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Belle was, in the past month, the 535th most viewed dog name on

As of June 2024, Belle is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Belle was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Belle's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Belle is most adored in Maine, Indiana and New Hampshire.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Oklahoma, Iowa and New Mexico.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Belle.

Most popular breeds named Belle:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Chihuahua
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Cocker Spaniel

Famous dogs named Belle:

  • literature icon A pyrenean mountain dog named Belle was a character in the book Belle et Sébastien by Cécile Aubry.
  • television icon A pyrenean mountain dog named Belle featured in the television show Belle et Sébastien.

Belle is found in these categories:

disney dog names

She's named after a beloved, book-loving princess.

old fashioned dog names

Victorian era popularity and Disney's 1991 film keep her nostalgically charming.

posh dog names

Derived from French, synonymous with beauty and elegance, think Disney princess!

independent dog names

Belle, meaning beautiful in French, suits elegant and charming dogs.

french dog names

Means "beautiful" in French, often used for girls' names.

preppy dog names

Evokes Southern charm, hinting at refined, upper-class upbringing and sophistication.

country dog names

Belle is often associated with Southern charm and rural simplicity.

cute dog names

Disney princess association and French origin meaning beautiful make it endearing.

Dog names like Belle:

Beautiful; short for Isabella.
Bringer Of Joy
Lazy girl.
a woman of refinement
Famous Warrior
Belle dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (1)

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Adrianna (Pennsylvania, United States)
I think belle is a good name for a beautiful dog who has an owner who loves the movie beauty and the beast.
March 10, 2024

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