Gender: Female Meaning of Bela: "white" Origin of Bela: Czech

Bela Origin and Meaning

The name Bela is a girl's name of Czech, Russian origin meaning "white".

Since this is strictly a male name in Slavic cultures, better to stick with the "Bella" spelling here.

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Pop Culture References for the name Bela

Biela, Belalia, Belah


EasterBunny Says:


I've wondered this! What of the male Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, though? Is it a name that is used for both genders? I've always thought it sounded feminine.

Milana Says:


I don't know where the author got this information, but Bela is purely girls' name in Russia and other Slavic countries! I'm Russian and in my language it means white with female ending. Male names in Slavic countries never has "a" at the end, because it gives the word female form:( Bela is also diminutive from Belyana