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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Belafonte

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Alt. Meaning

B is for bewitch, your charm is undeniable.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

L is for life, that you live so well.

A is for assertive, a great leader

F is for fair, always honest and true.

O is for observant, nothing gets by you!

N is for nice, need I say more?

T is for tried, tried and true you.

E is for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Belafonte

Harry Belafonte is a singer-songwriter, actor, activism, and social activist. He was most active from 1947 to present. Harry was given the name Harold George Bellanfanti, Jr. on March 1st, 1927 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. Harry is also known as Harold George Belefonte, Jr., Harry Belafonte, and Harry Bellanfanti.


Shari Belafonte is an actor, model (people), writer, singing, actress, model, and singer. She was most prominent from 1981 to 1981. Shari was given the name Shari Lynn Belafonte by her parent Harry Belafonte on September 22nd, 1954 in New York City.



Fun Facts about the name Belafonte

  • When was the first name Belafonte first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Belafonte is Friday, September 27th, 1957.
  • How unique is the name Belafonte? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Belafonte. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Belafonte: Your name in reverse order is Etnofaleb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lbftneeoa. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Belafonte born Jan 25, 1924

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Canada approximately on 1000. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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