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What does Zelia mean?

Zelia Pronunciation of 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


VARIANTS Zalia, Zailie, Zaylia, Zele, Zelene, Zelie, Zelina, Zeline, Zelleana

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, Sesilia

(female) Zulia, ..

(male) Zeel, ..

Zelia Adeline (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. (2018 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?

Prominent alternative forms of Zelia ranked in the Top 2000 are Cecilia (#155 LAST YEAR), Cecelia (#595), Celia (#936), Cecil, Ceil, Cele, Celie and Cilla. Other variants, like Secelia, are seldom used. These forms of Zelia were at the apex of their popularity a century ago (MEDIAN #1023) and have become significantly less common since (#1520, 52.9% 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 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 sound-alike 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.