Last name origins & meanings:
- English and French: nickname for a handsome man (perhaps also
ironically for an ugly one), from Old French beu, bel
‘fair’, ‘lovely’ (Late Latin bellus).
(Bél): from the old secular Hungarian name Bél, or
alternatively from bél ‘internal part’, probably an
occupational name for a servant who worked in the household.
- Czech (Běl) from Czech bílý ‘white’.
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