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Etymology & Historical Origin - Belen
Belén is a Spanish word for Bethlehem in reference to the nativity scene and birthplace of Jesus Christ. Bethlehem was the ancient city located in the Kingdom of Judah (also the birthplace of King David and the burial site of the Hebrew matriarch Rachel); the city’s name comes from the Hebrew Bēṯ Leḥem meaning “house of bread”. When Spanish speakers (mainly Catholics) use Belén as a female given name, they are essentially celebrating the birth of Jesus as traditionally depicted in the manger scene at Bethlehem: Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus surrounded by angels, animals and the Magi. Belén is by far and away most popular in the country of Chile in South America, but it occasionally appears on the charts in Spain and Catalonia.
Popularity of the Name Belen
Belén was only recently added to the panoply of American female names available for usage today. She only just appeared on the charts in the year 2000. Not to mention that Belén is used exclusively among Hispanic-Americans as opposed to other ethnicities in the United States. And although the name has managed to stay on the charts so far this century, she is not climbing in usage or catching on in any significant way. Belén is a rarity: unusual, underused and off most people’s radar. It’s for this reason that we’d call Belén a super original name choice. The name’s connection to Bethlehem and the nativity scene gives a new twist to the “place” name trend in America.
Popularity of the Girl Name Belen
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Belen
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Belen
Belén We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Belén.
Popular Songs on Belen
Belén - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Belén.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Belen
El mejor regalo del mundo: La Leyenda De La Vieja Belen (Julia Alvarez) - Bilingual edition: The Best Gift of All: The Legend of La Vieja Belen. Renowned Latina author Julia Alvarez recreates the legend of Dominican folk character ''La Vieja Belen" in this delightful bilingual rhyming story, beautifully illustrated by Dominican artist Ruddy Nunez. Alvarez's retelling keeps the magic of the traditional account while contributing a down-to-earth, timely moral: ''Of all the gifts you can give, your time is the best gift.'' Recommended for ages 5-8.
La aranita de Belen (Margarita Ruiz) - Esta colección de cuentos clásicos deleitará tanto a los niños como a los adultos. Las adaptaciones accesibles, ilustraciones vibrantes y formas troqueladas proveerán horas de lectura, divertimiento y vinculación. Recommended for ages 3-7.
Famous People Named Belen
Famous People Named Belén - Belén Rueda (Spanish actress)
Children of Famous People Named Belen
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Belén - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Belén.
Belen - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Belén - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Belén.
Personality of the Girl Name Belen
The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.
Variations of the Baby Name - Belen