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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Serbian and Croatian (Belić) or Slovenian Belič : nickname for a fair-skinned or fair-haired person, from Serbian beo, Croatian bijel, Slovenian bel ‘white’, ‘light’, ‘fair’, feminine bela.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : habitational name (Yiddish Belic or Belich) from a place called Belitsa in western Belarus.

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