Bell Name Meaning. Scottish and northern English: from Middle English belle 'bell', in various applications; most probably a metonymic occupational name for a bell ringer or bell maker, or a topographic name for someone living 'at the bell' (as attested by 14th-century forms such as John atte Belle).
Regarding this, is Bell an Irish name?
Bell is a popular surname in Ireland but it actually has many different origins in Ireland, Britain, France and all over Europe. In Britain the name is most likely to come from northern England or Scotland. It originated before the 7th century and came from the Olde English word 'Belle' which meant 'bell'.
What clan does Bell belong to?
Clan Chief: Clan Bell is an armigerous clan which means that the clan, family or name is registered with the Court of the Lord Lyon, but does not currently have a chief recognised by the Lyon Court.
Is Belle a common name?
The name Belle is a girl's name of French origin meaning "beautiful". Belle was a Top 100 name in the 1880s, but left the list in 1934. It returned to the US Top 1000 for the first time in 80 years in 2016.
What is the oldest clan in Scotland?