Bello Family History
Bello Name Meaning
Spanish and Italian: from bello ‘handsome’ (from 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 an omen or well-wishing name. Catalan (Belló): shortened form of Abelló (see Abello ). 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’. Assyrian/Chaldean: from Belos the Greek name of a mythical Assyrian king. West African (mainly Nigeria also Niger and Benin): Hausa and Yoruba name of Fulani origin an altered form of Ballo .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press