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What does Bedelia mean?

Bedelia Pronunciation of Bedelia [be-delia] as a girls' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Bedelia is "exalted one". Variant of Bridget 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.

Associated with: irish, exalted.


Bedelia has 3 variants: Bedeelia, Bidella and Delia.

Creative forms:
(female) Bedelee, Betil, ..

(male) Bededi, Bedein, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bedelia Janet (B.J.), ..

How popular is Bedelia?

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Bridget (#537 from recent data) and Delia (#1241) are the prominent alternative forms of Bedelia (outside Top 2000). These relations of Bedelia were favored by parents 45 years ago (median #364) and are now much less widespread, with forms like Delia becoming less in vogue. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bridget, Delia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adalia, Adelia, Aegeria, Aemelia, Aemilia, Arcelia, Ardelia, Argelia, Audelia, Baseelia (see Basilia), Bazeelia (see Basilia), Belia, Bellita, Benecia, Benetta, Berenisa (see Berenice), Berylla, Beula, Beyla, Braulia, Ceceilia, Cecelia, Cecilia, Cecylia, Celenia, Celesia, Cerelia, Cloelia, Deelia, Dorelia, Emelia, Fecelia, Fedelma, Fidelia, Geenia, Hedia, Helia, Hellia, Jecolia, Jekolia, Jeremia, Kamelia, Keelia, Kekilia, Kodelia, Lealia, Leecia, Leelia, Medeia, Meelia, Neelia, Odelia, Odellia, Odolia, Ofelia, Orelia, Pamelia, Pelia, Permelia, Phelia, Romelia, Sarelia, Secelia, Seelia, Seeria, Selenia, Sesilia, Shelia, Udelia (see Odele), Udilia, Veenia, Weslia, Yesemia, Zelenia and Zelia. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bedelia.

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