The name Belen is a girl's name of Spanish origin. Belen is ranked #756 on our popularity charts and is often added to user-created lists like The Hoarder's List of Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
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.