What does Belinda mean?
Belinda [be-lin-da] as a girls' name is pronounced ba-LIN-dah. It is of Italian origin, and the meaning of Belinda is "beautiful". Probably from Italian "bella" (see Bella) with the suffix -inda, or with the Germanic "lind" meaning "serpent, dragon" or "linde" meaning "soft, tender". It was used by Sir John Vanbrugh for a character in his comedy "The Provok'd Wife" (1697) and by Alexander Pope for the society beauty in his poem "The Rape of the Lock" (1712). Has upper-class English connotations. Pop singer Belinda Carlisle.
1 masculine form: Belindo.Creative forms:
(female) Bailinda, Belinna, ..
(male) Belina, Belinri, .. Middle name pairings:
Belinda Izabella (B.I.), ..
How popular is Belinda?
Belinda is a very popular first name for women (#305 out of 4276, Top 7%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#136783 out of 150436, Top 91%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Belinda reached its highest position of #165 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #1263 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Belinda (#1263 in 2015) are Bella (#74 in 2015), Belle (#1053), Belva, Clarinda, Linda (#670), Lindy and Velinda. Adoption of these relations of Belinda was more pronounced 75 years ago (median #1220) and has become much lower since (#1382, ▼93.8%).
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Adelinda, Alinda, Amelinda, Arlinda, Barinda, Belanna, Belia, Belicia, Belita, Bellina, Belona, Betina, Blanda, Blondy, Brinda, Calinda, Celida, Celina▼, Celinda, Celinde, Celinka, Celinna, Colinda, Delina, Delinda, Deolinda, Derinda, Erlinda, Felina, Glinda, Jelina, Jolinda, Kalinda, Malinda▼, Melida, Melina▲, Melinda▼, Melinde (see Melinda), Mellinda, Melynda, Nelida, Odelinda, Olinda, Salinda, Selina▼, Selinda, Selinde, Yalinda, Zelina and Zerlinda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Belinda.See names in meaning and etymology.