Belle, meaning “intelligent” or “lovely one,” is a great name for girl dogs who are eager to please. Find out more about dogs named Belle.


Name: Belle

Meaning: Belle is another name with several different meanings, depending on the country. In America and Hungary the name Belle means “intelligent.” In France it means “lovely one,” and in Spain it means “beautiful.” In Germany it may be a derivative of the name Betlinde, which means “fair battle.”

Personality: Eager to Please

About This Name: Belle Brezing, who died in 1940, is believed to have been the model for the character Belle Watling in Gone With the Wind. Other Belles are actress Belle Baker and singer Belle Cole. Belle is the name of a large white dog in the animated movie Belle and Sebastian. The most famous fictional Belle is the Disney princess, star of Beauty and the Beast.

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