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Gender Feminine
Other Forms FormsBelissenda, Belisencia, Beliscendis, Bélissant, Belisent, Belisant, Belsant, Belsante

Meaning & History

From an Old French form of the Germanic name Belissendis, possibly composed of the elements bili "suitable, proper, fitting, decent, amiable" (cf. Biligard) and swind "strong, brave, powerful".

The form Belisent belongs to a legendary daughter of Charlemagne in the poems 'Ami et Amile' (c.1200) and 'Otinel' or 'Otuel a Knight' (c.1330). In the late 13th-century Arthurian tale 'Arthour and Merlin', Belisent is Arthur's half-sister, the wife of Lot and mother of Gareth; Alfred Lord Tennyson also used the form Belicent in his Arthurian epic 'Gareth and Lynette'.
Added 7/15/2010 by anonymous
Edited 5/7/2024 by onomabot, SeaHorse15 and veraicon44