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Meaning and Name Origin

Bedelia \b(e)-de-lia\ as a girls' name is of Irish origin. Variant of Bridget (Gaelic) "exalted one" by way of Biddy. Literary: a very literal-minded maid named Amelia Bedelia features in a popular series of children's books. Actress Bonnie Bedelia.


Variations

Bedelia has 3 variants: Bedeelia, Bidella and Delia.

Bedelia has 5 more alternative forms via Biddy, Bridget: Beret, Berett, Biddie, Breda and Brietta.


Popularity

Bedelia is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Bedelia is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Bedelia and affiliated names. Biddie, Bridget (#536 last year) and Delia are the prominent alternative forms of Bedelia (#unlisted). These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 and are now much less widespread, with the forms Bridget and Delia becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Biddie, Bridget, Delia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bedelia and related baby names outside U.S.

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