Sorry, but I think of bologna.
kayisforkeen  9/5/2018
Too close to bologna.
Luvbug86  7/8/2018
There's a mattress brand named Bellona in Turkey, it ruins the name for me.
EUPHOORIA  4/15/2014
I personally like this name. It's very pretty. Of course, I say it as "bell-on-a" but, I like it. I thought that maybe a girl with the name could be nicknamed "Belle" — which was thought to be the French word for "beautiful." And the "to fight" meaning is very nice for modern girls. I could personally picture myself naming a daughter this.
Myth Writer Dreamer  8/13/2010
The original form of Bellona is Duellona, after 'duellum', the ancient and initial Latin word for "war". Later, when over time 'duellum' changed into 'bellum', the name of the goddess was altered accordingly as well.
Lucille  6/10/2010
Superiority in war was the primary thing that made the Romans great, before even their cultural or architectural achievements. They conquered half the world for a reason. It's hard to imagine that any real person would actually live up to the implications of this name, and it's hard to imagine anyone who would want their daughter growing up to do so. Probably best for fictional people.
maxwelledison  4/28/2009
Name of the city in "Dhalgren" by Samuel R. Delany. Something happened in Bellona which is never explained, but the city is always on the edge of total destruction. Almost no appliances work, it's mostly abandoned, buildings suddenly burst into flame then are fine the next day. It's completely separate from reality.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  1/16/2009
I have a friend who named her daughter this and spells it Bellana. Pronounced Bell-on-ah. I think it sounds pretty.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2008
This sounds like bologna.
snickerdoodle  9/6/2008
I don't think the meaning's awful. You don't have to interpret "to fight" as something negative. One can fight for a dream, for his/her life, for chances. I think it's a strong meaning.
LoQuiero  11/6/2007
Bella means both beautiful and war in Latin. Or Bella means beautiful and Bellum means war, I think. So you can say it's from the word of beautiful.
honungspinglan  1/7/2007
Oh, I'm torn with this name, it sounds *so* beautiful, but I hate, hate, HATE the meaning. Oh well. Does anyone know of any alternative meanings?
nelirosala  6/21/2006
Is a very beautiful name, however in elementray schools the children may call the child with this name "Bologna".
Lakota_so_italian  1/13/2006
Bellona was actually the daughter of Mars (historians aren't sure, but she is the daughter, wife or sister of Mars). Her celebration day is June 3rd.
Rockos_Modern_Life_1  1/5/2006
Very pretty name with an awesome meaning.
Rockos_Modern_Life_1  12/24/2005

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