Bellicent

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Origin: French, German, English

Meaning: Possibly an Old French form of Germanic Belissendis, possibly composed of elements bili meaning “suitable, proper, fitting, decent, amiable” and swind “strong, brave, powerful”

It could also be another form of Elizabeth meaning “My God is oath” or “My God is abundance”

It could also be related to Belenus, a Celtic god of the sun, whose name means “bright, brilliant”

Bellicent is also used in Alfred Tennyson’s “Idylls of the King” in which Bellicent is the half-sister of Arthur and mother of Gareth, Gawain, Mordred, Gaheris and Agravain

Variants: Belisant, Belsante, Belissant, Belisend, Belisenda

Links:

http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2012/07/belisent.html

http://www.behindthename.com/name/bellicent/submitted

http://bewitchingnames.blogspot.com/2011/09/bellicent.html

Belsante: Baby Name of the Day

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