Gender: Feminine
Origin: Italian
Meaning “beautiful colour.”

The name seems to have been in usage in Medieval Italy. The name appears once in the Florence registar of 1427, as that of the name of a woman. It is also the name of a female character in Boccaccio’s second story of the eighth day in the Decameron. Dante Gabriel Rossetti did a portrait of a Medieval Italian lady entitled Belcolore (left). The name is made up of two elements bel meaning beautiful and colore meaning colour. Nicknames could include Belle