Gender: Female Pronunciation: bel-LEN Origin of Belen: Spanish place name Belen's Popularity in 2019: #847

Belen Origin and Meaning

The name Belen is a girl's name of Spanish origin.

Actually the Spanish name for Bethlehem, which means "house of bread," this name is high on Spain's popularity list and is rising in the US as well. Though this is one of the Spanish names for girls that has not for the most part crossed over to the English-speaking population, that could change thanks to its similarity to the popular Belle or Bella.

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Rank in US: #847

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annieengl Says:


its nice but sounds too much like bellend

NovaRaya Says:


I like this name when pronounced properly, but most English speakers would probably mistakenly pronounce it "BELL-en" which doesn't sound nearly as appealing. It's still much prettier and shorter than "Bethlehem" though.

chi1127 Says:


It's also a town south of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

EvaThyssen Says:


It has an accent: Belén.