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What does Bedelia mean?

Bedelia \b(e)-de-lia\ 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.


Bedelia has 3 variants: Bedeelia, Bidella and Delia.

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


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)

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 the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.508%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.1547%, down 69.6%), with the forms Bridget and Delia becoming less in vogue. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Bedelia and affiliated names. (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.