Belén

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: “Bethlehem”
(be-LEN)

The name is a Spanish form of Bethlahem and was originally used in honor of Mary of Bethlehem.

The name is found alone and in various Spanish compounds, which include:

  • Ana Belén
  • Maria Belén

Diminutives include:

Anabel (for Ana Belén)
Belu
Belencita
Bel
Belencilla

Sources

  1. http://www.behindthename.com/name/bele10n
  2. http://kurufin.narod.ru/html/spain.html
  3. http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hipocor%C3%ADstico
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