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What does Bellamy mean?

Bellamy Pronunciation of Bellamy [bel-lamy] as a boys' name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Bellamy is "handsome friend". English actor Ralph Bellamy.

Associated with: handsome, friend.


Bellamy has 5 variants: Belamy, Bell, Bellamey, Bellamie and Bellemy.

Creative forms:
(male) Balamy, Bealamy, ..

(female) Bellada, Bellala, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bellamy Lazaro (B.L.), ..

How popular is Bellamy?

Bellamy is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2101 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only prominent varying form of Bellamy (outside Top 2000) is Bell. This relation of Bellamy was favored as a baby name during the years 1900-1909 (#1727). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bell in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bellamy and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ballard, Beaty, Bellden (see Belden), Belldon (see Belden), Bellton, Billy, Bonamy, Jeramy and Pellam. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bellamy.

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