Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name 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.

All About the Baby Name – Belen

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.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL 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.

Quick Facts

ON BELEN

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Spanish

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

898

PRONUNCIATION:

beh-LEN

SIMPLE MEANING:

Bethlehem

Characteristics

OF BELEN

Cooperative

Considerate

Compassionate

Nurturing

Sensitive

Patient

Loving

Kind

Gracious

Balanced

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OF THE BABY NAME BELEN

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ON BELEN

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Famous People

NAMED BELEN

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Children of Famous People

NAMED BELEN

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME BELEN

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