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What does Zelia mean?

Zelia [ze-lia] as a girls' name. Possibly from Solenne (French) "solemn", a saint's name. Also possibly (Greek) "zeal, envy" or a variant of Cecilia (Latin) "blind". Uncommon.

Associated with: saint, greek.


Zelia has 9 variants: Zailie, Zalia, Zaylia, Zele, Zelene, Zelie, Zelina, Zeline and Zelleana.

Zelia has 28 more relations via Cecilia, Solenne: Cacelia, Cecelia, Cecil, Cecila, Ceclia, Cecylia, Ceil, Ceila, Ceilia, Cela, Cele, Celia, Celie, Celli, Cellie, Cesia, Cesya, Cili, Cilia, Cilka, Cilla, Kekilia, Kikelia, Secelia, Seelia, Seelie, Selia and Sesilia.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Zohlia, Zulia, ..

(male) Zeel, Zelo, ..

How popular is Zelia?

Zelia is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Zelia is also an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Zelia for girls. Zelia reached its peak position of #1025 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zelia name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Zelia and corresponding names. Cecilia (#206 from current records) is the only other popular variation form of Zelia rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Zelia is widespread in 2014 (median #1103). Cecilia is the most contemporarily stylish girl name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zelia, Cecilia in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Zelia is alike in pronunciation to Cela, Celia, Celie, Cili, Cilia, Cilla, Seelia, Seelie, Seila, Sela, Selie, Silia, Siliya, Sillia, Silya, Sylwia, Xyla, Xylia, Zila, Zillah, Zoela, Zoelie, Zola, Zolia and Zylia. Other recommended names are Allia, Belia, Belvia, Ceclia, Cesia, Dalia, Delia, Elia, Ellia, Eulia, Femia, Fenia, Filia, Gilia, Hedia, Helia, Illia, Kalia, Keelia, Kenia, Kezia, Leelia, Lelia, Lesia, Loelia, Malia, Meelia, Melia, Nelia, Ofelia, Pelia, Ubelia, Udelia (see Odele), Venia, Weslia, Xenia, Zakia, Zaria, Zeba, Zeena, Zeeva, Zelaina, Zelda, Zelima, Zellda, Zelma, Zelmah, Zenia, Zenina and Zenna. These names tend to be more commonly used than Zelia.