from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The satellite of Uranus that is ninth in distance from the planet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A female given name.
- proper n. The ninth satellite of Uranus.
After Belinda, heroine of The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Possibly coined from Italian bella, beautiful + German linde, soft; popularised by Alexander Pope in his poem 'The Rape of the Lock'. (Wiktionary)