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The BELLE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,742 8155 0.001 14
United States (1880 census) 1,331 4278 0.003 27
Change since 1880 +2411 -3877 -0.002 -13
Other Countries
Australia 85 16348 0.001 5
United Kingdom 250 14334 0.001 5

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Classification and Origin of BELLE

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: France

Language of origin: French

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BELLE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BELLE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 116 3.1
White (Hispanic) 95 2.54
Asian/Pacific 22 0.59
Native American/Alaskan 11 0.29
Black/African American 2,242 59.91
White (Caucasian) 1,256 33.56

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BELLE surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BELLE in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of BELLE.

Similar names to BELLE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BELLE.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BELLE

The following words are slight variants of BELLE that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.