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Meaning and Name Origin

Zelda \z(e)-lda, zel-da\ as a girls' name is pronounced ZEL-dah. Nickname of Griselda (Old German) "dark battle". Name of F. Scott Fitzgerald's glamorous but unstable wife. The similar-sounding Zelde is a Yiddish name meaning "happiness".


Variations

Zelda has 3 variants: Selda, Zelde and Zellda.

Zelda has 15 more different forms via Griselda: Chriselda, Gricelda, Gricely, Grisel, Griseldis, Grisella, Griselle, Griselly, Grishelda, Grishilde, Grissel, Grizel, Grizelda, Gryselde and Gryzelde.


Popularity

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 #418 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Zelda name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Zelda outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Zelda and associated names. The only other prominent alternative form of Zelda is Griselda. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak during 1910-1919 and has become much less since, with the versions Griselda and Zelda becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Griselda, Zelda in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Kelda, Nelda, Velda, Welda, Zelia, Zelma and Zenda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Zelda.

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