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Bel (F)>

Bel (female)

Variants:Beldie (F)
Pet Name for:Annabel (F) Arabella (F) Belinda (F) Isobel (F)
Can be spelt:Bell (F)
Source(s): FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG
1851 Census for Rathen, Banffshire, Scotland

English and Scottish pet name for a number of names containing the element "-bel-" [see examples, above].

In the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire and the 1851 Census of Rathen parish in Banffshire, Bell is recorded with significant frequency but Bel does not occur.