Belia

Belia has several possible meanings and origins such as:

  • it’s an Indonesian word meaning “youth”;
  • it may also be a variant of Bella, the short form of Isabella, the Latinate form of Elizabeth, which comes from Hebrew meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”; Bella also means “beautiful” in Italian from Latin bellus;
  • Belia may also be a variant of Beila, the Yiddish equivalent of Bella meaning “beautiful”, though Beila may also be a variant spelling of Baila, meaning “white” in Yiddish;
  • Beila is also the Basque form of Vigila, a Visigothic name possibly meaning “crow” from Basque bela;
  • it may also be a variant of Béla, a Hungarian male name possibly derived from Hungarian bél meaning “heart, insides,” in Old Hungarian and “intestines” in New Hungarian, a symbolism of one having “guts”- bravery and character. Béla has also been linked to Slavic belu meaning “white”;
  • Belia could also be a short form of Abelia, the feminine form of Abel meaning “breath, vapor” and “vanity”; or a short form of Obelia, which comes from Greek obelos “a spit; pointed pillar; needle”

Origin: Indonesian, Hebrew, Yiddish, Latin; Basque, Hungarian, Slavic, Greek

 

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