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Gender: Female Meaning of Belinda: "pretty one, or, serpent" Origin of Belinda: Spanish or German

The name Belinda is a girl's name of German, Spanish origin meaning "pretty one, or, serpent". Belinda and is often added to lists like Goddess Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Belinda, cousin of Linda and Melinda, enjoyed a brief return to the Top 1000 from 2005 through 2013, only to fall off again in 2014. A name that some may consider a modern spin on the midcentury popularity queen Linda is in fact a classic with deep and fascinating roots. In Babylonian mythology Belinda was the goddess of heaven and earth, and the name later was used for the heroine of Alexander Pope's satirical poem The Rape of the Lock.

One of Belinda's meanings is 'beautiful snake' (coined at a time when snakes were a sacred symbol of wisdom and immortality) and it still does seem to have a certain lingering serpentine charm.

Belinda entered the US popularity lists in 1940, and went on to reach Number 142 in 1961. Both Maria Edgeworth and Anne Rice wrote eponymous novels called Belinda.

Belinda Carlisle was the lead vocalist in "The Go-Go's."

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Famous People Named Belinda

Belinda Jo Carlisle, American lead singer of The Go-Go's
(Sue) Belinda Giblin, Australian actress
Belinda Lynette Green, Australian beauty queen; Miss World 1972
Belinda Peregrin, Mexican singer
Belinda Luscombe, Australian journalist
Belinda Bencic, Swiss tennis player
Belinda Montgomery, Canadian-American actress and painter
Belinda Heggen, Australian journalist and news presenter
Belinda Caroline Stronach, Canadian businesswoman and politician
Belinda Stewart-Wilson, English actress
Belinda Jane Emmett, Australian actress and singer
Belinda Earl, style director of Marks and Spencer
Belinda Bauer (born Belinda Sylvia Taubman), Australian-American actress
Belinda Bauer, British author
Belinda Balaski, American actress
Belinda Sinclair, British actress

Pop Culture References for the name Belinda

Aunt Belinda, character from "The Sea is All Around"
Miss Belinda Bede, character in Barbara Pym's novel "Some Tame Gazelle"
Belinda, one of Bob Cratchit's children (alongside Martha, Peter, and Tiny Tim) in "A Christmas Carol" (1843) by Charles Dickens
Belinda, Herbert Pocket's hopeless and useless mother in Dickens's "Great Expectations" (1861)
Belinda, niece to Lady Brute in Sir John Vanbrugh's comedy "The Provok'd Wife" (1697)
Belinda, a society beauty in Pope's "Rape of the Lock" (1712); one of the moons of Uranus is named after this character
Belinda, cousin to Araminta, an affected lady in love with Bellmour, in Congreve's 1793 comedy "The Old Bachelor"
Belinda Portman, heroine of "Belinda," an 1801 novel by Irish writer Maria Edgeworth
Belinda Blanchard, from the Anne Rice novel "Belinda" (1986)
Belinda Towers, character in the "St Clare" book series by Enid Blyton
Belinda Zito, Opal Koboi's human alias in the series Artemis Fowl
Lunch Lady Belinda, character in the YouTube series "Most Popular Girls in School"
Belinda, character on Disney XD's "Kirby Buckets"

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