What does Zelda mean?
Zelda /zel-da/ as a girls' name is pronounced ZEL-dah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Zelda is "dark battle".
(female) Zelna, Zelza, ..
(male) Zeldai, Zeldok, ..
How popular is Zelda?
Zelda is a very prominent first name for females (#1034 out of 4276, Top 24%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Zelda for girls. Zelda reached its peak rank of #403 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is currently at #1158. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
The only other prominent alternative form of Zelda (#1158 the previous year) is Griselda. Adoption of these relations of Zelda was at its peak in the 1910s and has become much less since, with the version Griselda becoming less fashionable.
Suggested similar names are Aeeda, Alda▼, Allda, Amelda, Beda, Celida, Elda▼, Emelda, Gerda, Gilda▼, Hedda, Heida, Hilda▼, Holda, Hulda▼, Hylda, Ieeda, Imelda, Kelda, Kellda (see Kelda), Kenda, Leda, Leida, Leoda, Leyda, Meda▼, Melida, Neda, Nedda, Nelda▼, Nelida, Nilda, Orelda, Reda, Reeda, Reida, Tilda▼, Valda, Veda, Veeda, Veida, Velda▼, Vellda, Walda, Welda, Wellda, Wenda, Wilda▼, Wylda, Ymelda, Zada, Zaida, Zalia, Zanda, Zayda, Zea, Zeeva, Zele, Zelia, Zelie, Zelima, Zelina, Zelma▼, Zelmah, Zena, Zenda, Zenia, Zenna, Zenya, Zetta, Zila, Zilla, Zoela, Zola▼ and Zolia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Zelda.