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Meaning and Name Origin

Zelia \z(e)-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.


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

Zelia has 28 more related variations 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.


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

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Zelia for girls. Zelia was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #995 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Zelia and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Zelia ranked in the Top 1000 are Cecilia (#206 last year), Cecelia (#572), Celia (#788), Ceil and Cecil. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 and have become significantly less popular since, with the forms Celia and Cecil becoming less stylish. Cecelia (#572) is the most fashionable girl name in this compilation, with this name enjoying a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cecelia, Cecil, Cecilia, Ceil, Celia, Zelia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Zelia is alike in pronunciation to Sela, Selie, Silia, Xylia, Zila, Zilla, Zoela, Zoelie, Zola, Zolia and Zylia. Other recommended similar baby names are Belia, Delia, Helia, Lelia, Melia, Nelia, Pelia, Zelda, Zelima, Zelma and Zenia. These names tend to be more commonly used than Zelia.