What does Clelia mean?
Clelia [clelia] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Clelia is "fame". From Greek Kleio. Modern Italian form of Cloelia, the feminine form of Cloelius, a Roman family name. A feisty heroine from legendary Roman history who after having been given by the Romans to the Etruscans as a hostage, escaped by swimming the River Tiber back to Rome. She was returned, but out of admiration, the Estrucans released her along with other hostages. French novelist Mlle de Scudéry (17th-century) retold her story. The name was borne by Saint Clelia Barbieri (19th century), patron saint of those mocked for their faith.
Clelia has 1 variant: Cloelia.Creative forms:
(female) Clebia, Cleli, ..
(male) Clele, Cleley, .. Middle name pairings:
Clelia Yara (C.Y.), ..
How popular is Clelia?
Clelia is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3899 out of 4276, Top 91%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Clelia has yet to make it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)
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