Belenus - Meaning of Belenus
[ 3 syll. be-le-nus, bel-en-us ] The baby boy name Belenus is pronounced BEHL-ehN-ahS †. Belenus' language of origin is Celtic and it is predominantly used in the Latinized language. Belenus' meaning is 'shining one'. It is from the element bel with the meaning 'shining'. In Celtic mythology, Belenus was a deity associated with healing and heat; his Roman equivalent was Apollo. In Welsh mythology, Beli Mawr ('Beli the Great') was an ancestor deity possibly derived from the Celtic god, as could be the Irish mythical figure Bile.
See also the related form, the Welsh Llewellyn.
Belenus is a seldom used baby name for boys. It is not in the top 1000 names.
† English pronunciation for Belenus: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"