Usage: Bela, of Hebrew origin, is a popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.
People having the name Bela are in general originating from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Bela across the world, see Izabela.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 2.
The name Bela is ranked on the 5,549ᵗʰ position of the most used names. It means that this name is commonly used.
We estimate that there are at least 24800 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.002% of the population.
The name Bela has four characters. It means that it is relatively short-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Bela for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Hungarian: of uncertain origin. There seems to be no linguistic foundation for connecting it with the German name Albrecht (see Albert). It may be a borrowing from Slavonic, from belo white, the first element in such names as Belo-slav. Alternatively, it may be from the Hungarian vocabulary word bél inner part, or from a Turkic byname meaning ‘distinguished’.
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