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Belinda meaning and name origin
Belinda \b(e)-lin-da, bel(i)-nda\ as a girl's 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.
Belinda has 12 variant forms: Bel, Belenda, Belindra, Belle, Bellinda, Bellynda, Belynda, Bindy, Linda, Lindie, Lindy and Velinda.
For more information, see also related names Clarinda and Elinda.
Baby names that sound like Belinda are Blanda and Blondy.
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Popularity of Belinda
Belinda is a very popular first name for women (#305 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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