Belinda

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Belinda
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PronunciationBel-in-da
GenderFeminine
Origin
Word/nameItalian
MeaningBeautiful
Other names
Related namesBindy, Linda, Melinda

Belinda is a feminine given name of unknown origin, apparently coined from Italian bella, meaning "beautiful".[1] Alternatively it may be derived from the Old High German name Betlinde, which possibly meant "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree".[2]

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  1. ^ Flavia Hanks and Patrick Hodges, A Dictionary of First Names
  2. ^ E.G. Withycombe, Oxford Dictionary of Christian Names