Who is Belinda?
Belinda. Belinda is based on the historical Arabella Fermor, a member of Pope’s circle of prominent Roman Catholics. Robert, Lord Petre (the Baron in the poem) had precipitated a rift between their two families by snipping off a lock of her hair.
What is short for Belinda?
Common Nicknames for Belinda: Belle. Linda.
Is Belinda an old name?
Belinda is a feminine given name of unknown origin, apparently coined from Italian bella, meaning “beautiful”. Alternatively it may be derived from the Old High German name Betlinde, which possibly meant “bright serpent” or “bright linden tree”.