Last name origins & meanings:
- Spanish and Italian: from bello ‘handsome’ (Late Latin
bellus), hence a nickname for a handsome man or perhaps in some
instances ironically for an ugly one. In medieval Italy the word was
also applied as a personal name, which also gave rise to the surname.
- Catalan (Belló): variant of Abelló (see
- Galician: variant of Vello, from a
personal name which is either a variant of Vela or a derivative
of Latin vetulus, a diminutive of vetus ‘old’.
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