What does Zenobia mean?
Zenobia [ze-no-bia] as a girls' name is pronounced ze-NOH-bee-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Zenobia is "life of Zeus". Queen Zenobia (third century BC) was ruler of the wealthy city of Palmyra in the Arabian desert. The name was revived in the 19th century, and has a quaint sound today.
(female) Zanbia, Zannobia, ..
(male) Zenobe, Zenoni, ..
How popular is Zenobia?
Zenobia is a very prominent first name for women (#2044 out of 4276, Top 48%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name statistics of Zenobia for girls. Zenobia reached its peak position of #930 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Zena is the only other popular alternative form of Zenobia. These forms of Zenobia were favored as birth names a century ago (average #935).
Suggested similar names are Begonia, Benecia, Benicia, Celosia, Deloria, Denia, Fenia, Genesia, Genevia, Genia, Genisia, Helodia, Henia, Honoria, Jecolia, Jekolia, Kendria, Kenia▲, Kennia, Leonia, Melodia, Nerolia (see Nerola), Onoria, Sedonia, Segovia, Tenicia, Venecia, Venetia, Venezia, Venia, Venicia, Venitia, Venizia, Xenia, Zeenia, Zelenia, Zelia, Zenia, Zenya, Zinia, Zinnia, Zofia, Zoia, Zolia, Zonia, Zosia and Zsofia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Zenobia.