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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bellamy

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Of Norman origin, from beu or bel (good, fair, handsome) and ami (friend).

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Bellamy

Bellamy Young is an actress and producer. Her ongoing career started in 1994. Bellamy was given the name Amy Maria Young on February 19th, 1970 in Asheville, North Carolina.


Bellamy Hunt is a photographer, blogger, camera dealer, and blog. Bellamy is also known as Japan Camera Hunter.


His career lasted from 1891 to 1895. Bellamy was born on August 28th, 1847 in Cincinnati. He died on November 12th, 1922.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bellamy

Matt Bellamy is an alternative rock, progressive rock, hard rock, space rock, art rock, and electronica musician, record producer, singer, songwriter, composer, arranger, artist, multi-instrumentalist, vintner, and winemaker. He was most prominent from 1991 to present. Matt was given the name Matthew James Bellamy on June 9th, 1978 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.


Craig Bellamy is a soccer player for the Bristol Rovers F.C., Norwich City F.C., Coventry City F.C., Newcastle United F.C., Celtic F.C., Blackburn Rovers F.C., Liverpool F.C., West Ham United F.C., Manchester City F.C., Cardiff City F.C., Wales national under-19 football team, and Wales national und. Craig was born on July 13th, 1979 in Cardiff.


Ralph Bellamy was an actor. He was most active from 1929 to present. Ralph was given the name Ralph Rexford Bellamy on June 17th, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He passed away on November 29th, 1991.


Bill Bellamy is an actor and comedian. He was most active from 1985 to present. Bill was given the name William Bellamy on April 7th, 1965 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.


Simon is also known as Superhoodie and The Guy In The Mask.


Edward Bellamy was a writer. Edward was born on March 26th, 1850 in Chicopee, Massachusetts. He breathed his last breath on May 22nd, 1898.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1993 5 5 0
1996 5 5 0
2003 23 23 0
2004 12 12 0
2005 20 20 0
2006 23 23 0
2007 14 14 0
2008 12 12 0
2009 17 17 0
2010 48 48 0
2011 53 53 0
2012 50 50 0
2013 50 50 0
2014 110 105 5
2015 208 184 24
2016 289 232 57
2017 381 247 134

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Popularity of Bellamy as a first name

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Popularity of Bellamy as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bellamy U.S.
  White 40.40% 64.26%
  African American 53.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.37% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.48% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bellamy

People with the last name Bellamy are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Bellamy

  • How Popular is the name Bellamy? Bellamy is the 8,866th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bellamy was the 2,108th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bellamy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,320 babies born with the first name Bellamy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bellamy 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 Bellamy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bellamy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bellamy is Wednesday, December 31st, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Bellamy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bellamy was in 2017 with a total of 247 babies.
  • Random Bellamy Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bellamy is not a popular baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Bellamy: Your name in reverse order is Ymalleb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lealbmy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bellamy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 17,167 people with the last name Bellamy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bellamy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Bellamy as their last name.

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