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The BELA surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 312 60390 0 1
United States (1880 census) 68 41264 0 1
Change since 1880 +244 -19126 +N/A 0
Other Countries
Australia 23 46669 0 1
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for BELA by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 94 18642 0.000 5
California 38 63986 0.000 1
New York 30 67376 0.000 2
Florida 22 71439 0.000 1
Washington 15 47942 0.000 3
Top States for BELA by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 94 18642 0.000 5
New Mexico 8 18612 0.000 4
Iowa 10 34956 0.000 3
Oregon 10 41850 0.000 3
Washington 15 47942 0.000 3


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BELA live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BELA represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BELA in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BELA by picking someone at random in Texas than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BELA

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the BELA surname.

Ethnic distribution of BELA in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 165 52.88
White (Caucasian) 112 35.9
Mixed Race 16 5.13
Black/African American 13 4.17
Asian/Pacific 6 1.92
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BELA surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

BELA is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of BELA in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of BELA.

Similar names to BELA

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BELA.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BELA

The following words are slight variants of BELA that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.