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What does Zelia mean?

Zelia Pronunciation of Zelia [zelia] 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.

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.

Creative forms:
(female) Zellia, Zohlia, ..

(male) Zecha, Zelo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Zelia Aubree (Z.A.), ..

How popular is Zelia?

Zelia is an unusual first name for women. Zelia is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Zelia reached its highest rank of #1025 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Zelia ranked in the Top 2000 are Cecilia (#181 last year), Cecelia (#544), Celia (#858), Cilla, Celie, Cele, Cecil and Ceil. Other variants, like Secelia, are seldom used. These forms of Zelia were at the apex of their popularity a century ago (median #1023) and are somewhat less common today (#1509, 38.9% less usage). Cecilia has been the most prevalent, while forms such as Cecil have lost favor.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cele, Celia, Celie, Cilla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Zelia is alike in pronunciation to Ceili, Seila, Sela, Selie, Seula, Silia, Siliya, Sillia, Silya, Sula, Sylwia, Xyla, Xylia, Zila, Zilla, Zillah, Zoela, Zoelie, Zola, Zolia and Zylia. Other recommended names are Allia, Belia, Belvia, Betia, Ceria, Deelia, Delia, Emelia, Evelia, Femia, Filia, Galia, Genia, Helia, Hellia, Julia, Kecia, Keelia, Kenia, Kesia, Kevia, Lalia, Lelia, Lesia, Lexia, Malia, Media, Meelia, Melia, Nelia, Odelia, Pelia, Phelia, Shelia, Tulia, Weslia, Xenia, Yulia, Zakia, Zaria, Zeba, Zeena, Zeeva, Zelaina, Zelda, Zelima, Zellda, Zelma, Zelmah, Zenia, Zenina, Zenna, Zeta and Zylina. These names tend to be more commonly used than Zelia.

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