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What does Zelde mean?

Zelde Pronunciation of Zelde [zelde] as a girls' name is an Old German name, and the name Zelde means "grey battle; dark battle". Zelde is a Yiddish form of Griselda (Old German): from gris and hild. Zelde is also a variant of Zelda (Old German).

Associated with: battle, dark (black).


2 different relations via Griselda, Zelda: Selda and Zellda.

Creative forms:
(female) Zelta, Zlade, ..

(male) Zeldei, Zelke, ..

Middle name pairings:
Zelde Adaleigh (Z.A.), ..

How popular is Zelde?

Zelde is an uncommon given name for females. Zelde is also a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Zelda (#647 last year) and Griselda are the prominent varying forms of Zelde (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Zelde were at the apex of their popularity a century ago and have remained as popular to this day, but with the version Griselda going out of style. Zelda is the most chic name for newborns in this list. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Griselda, Zelda in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Dede, Gerde, Golde, Heide, Hilde, Holde (see Holda), Meade, Reade, Tilde, Verde, Zele, Zelene, Zelia, Zelie, Zeline, Zelma, Zenda, Zhade, Zoelie and Zoelle. These names tend to be more commonly used than Zelde.

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