Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bellah

User Submitted Origins

Filipino (Philippines)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 3 submissions from California, U.S. agree the name Bellah means "Beautiful".
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bellah

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bellah

Robert Neelly Bellah

Robert Neelly Bellah was a sociologist, book author, and sociology. Robert was born on February 23rd, 1927 in Altus, Oklahoma. He breathed his last breath on July 30th, 2013.

James Warner Bellah

James was born on September 14th, 1899. He left this life on September 22nd, 1976.

Ross Bellah

Ross Bellah was an art director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1944 to 1987. Ross was born on January 27th, 1907. He left this life on February 2nd, 2004.

Sam Bellah

Sam was born on June 24th, 1887. Sam is also known as Bellah and Samuel Harrison. He left this life on January 9th, 1963.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bellah U.S.
  White 85.63% 64.26%
  African American 1.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.75% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bellah

People with the last name Bellah are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bellah

  • How Popular is the name Bellah? Bellah is the 18,476th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bellah was the 20,239th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bellah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 427 babies born with the first name Bellah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bellah to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bellah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2003 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bellah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bellah is Thursday, June 28th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Bellah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bellah was in 2012 with a total of 42 babies.
  • Random Bellah Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bellah is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Bellah: The name spelled backwards is Halleb. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lbaleh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bellah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,315 people with the last name Bellah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bellah? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bellah as their last name since less than 1 person in 222k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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