Skip to main content

Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : compound of belle ‘beautiful’ (feminine of beau) + avance ‘advance’, ‘overture’, presumably applied as a nickname. It is frequent in New England.
  • In Canada Bellavance is associated as a secondary surname with Gagné.

Join the Family

Your partner in parenting from baby name inspiration to college planning.