• Gender: Feminine
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: “beautiful.”
  • (bay-LEEN).

This obscure French name is derived from belle meaning “beautiful.” Its appears in Moliere’s the Imaginary Invalid where it is the name of the wife of Argan. The name is quite obscure in France these days, but seems to have been common in the Middle Ages. Its designated name day is September 8th.