Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. bə-LIN-də  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

The meaning of this name is not known for certain. The first element could be related to Italian bella meaning "beautiful". The second element could be Old German lind meaning "soft, flexible, tender" (and by extension "snake, serpent"). This name first arose in the 17th century, and was subsequently used by Alexander Pope in his poem The Rape of the Lock (1712).

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People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   strange  

Name Days

Norway: August 24


Entry updated December 7, 2022