Bela

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
342
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bela

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  • A submission from Georgia, United States says the name Bela means "White" and is of Slavic origin.
Other origins: Hungarian and Italian

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Wiktionary
  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Bella

Notable Persons Named Bela

Bela Lugosi was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1901 to 1956. Bela was given the name Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó on October 20th, 1882 in Lugos, Kingdom of Hungary. Bela is also known as The King of Horror. He died on August 16th, 1956.

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Béla Károlyi is a gymnastics coach. Béla was born on September 13th, 1942 in Kolozsvár, Hungary.

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Béla was given the name Béla Anton Leoš Fleck on July 10th, 1958.

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He was most active from 1971 to 2011. Béla was born on July 21st, 1955 in Pécs.

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Béla Kiss is a criminal.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bela

Małgosia Bela is a model. Małgosia was given the name Małgorzata Bela on July 6th, 1977 in Kraków.

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Leila Bela is an experimental music, avant-garde, and noise music musician, writer, actor, record producer, and film director. She plays drums, harp, santur, violin, psaltery among other instruments, Drum kit, Psaltery, Drum, and Experimental musical instrument. She was most active from 2002 to 2002. Leila was born in Tehran.

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Jérémie Bela is a soccer player for the Dijon FCO and RC Lens. Jérémie was born on April 8th, 1993 in Melun.

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Abdaal Bela is a fiction and sufism author. Abdaal was born on December 14th, 1956 in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan.

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Emese was born on November 27th, 1958.

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Jacques was born on February 15th, 1586. He died on May 28th, 1667.

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How popular is the baby name Bela in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 5 0 5
1913 5 5 0
1914 7 0 7
1915 13 0 13
1916 13 0 13
1917 9 0 9
1918 14 0 14
1919 7 0 7
1920 10 5 5
1921 12 6 6
1922 11 0 11
1923 12 5 7
1924 7 7 0
1925 12 0 12
1926 7 0 7
1927 8 0 8
1928 7 0 7
1929 5 0 5
1932 5 0 5
1934 5 0 5
1943 6 0 6
1946 6 0 6
1947 8 0 8
1952 7 0 7
1953 6 0 6
1955 7 0 7
1957 5 0 5
1958 12 0 12
1959 10 0 10
1960 9 0 9
1961 10 0 10
1962 12 0 12
1963 10 0 10
1964 9 0 9
1965 10 0 10
1966 6 0 6
1967 9 0 9
1970 10 0 10
1972 5 0 5
1973 14 6 8
1974 10 5 5
1979 11 6 5
1980 8 0 8
1983 5 0 5
1985 7 0 7
1989 11 6 5
1992 6 0 6
1993 5 0 5
1995 11 5 6
1996 5 5 0
1997 11 11 0
1998 16 11 5
1999 10 10 0
2000 25 16 9
2001 21 16 5
2002 25 15 10
2003 28 21 7
2004 36 23 13
2005 38 26 12
2006 39 34 5
2007 45 34 11
2008 49 43 6
2009 30 30 0
2010 44 44 0
2011 34 34 0
2012 41 41 0
2013 28 28 0
2014 44 38 6
2015 23 16 7
2016 31 25 6
2017 24 19 5

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Popularity of Bela as a last name

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Common last names for Bela

  • Toth
  • Molnar
  • Nagy
  • Szabo
  • Kovacs
  • Varga
  • Klein
  • Nemeth

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bela U.S.
  White 45.61% 64.26%
  African American 5.26% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 45.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bela

People with the last name Bela are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Bela

  • How Popular is the name Bela? Bela is the 10,148th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bela was the 59,171st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bela have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,066 babies born with the first name Bela in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bela to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bela? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bela first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bela is Friday, January 14th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Bela born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bela was in 2010 with a total of 44 babies.
  • Random Bela Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bela is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Bela: Your name in reverse order is Aleb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ebla. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bela? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 342 people with the last name Bela.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bela? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bela as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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