Zelda: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Zelda

Zelda

Pronunciation: ZEHL-də (key)

Origin of the name Zelda:

Of uncertain etymology, Zelda is thought by some to be a variant spelling of Selda, a name from the Old English selda (companion). Alternatively, Zelda is a Yiddish cognate of the German Salida (happiness, joy).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Zelda: | Edit

Zelda is too pretty of a name for any nicknames :)
And in my opinion the nicknames are kind of cheesy... I mean, Zellie?

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Nicknames for Zelda: | Edit

Zel, Zellie, Zizi

Meanings and history of the name Zelda: | Edit
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Famous real-life people named Zelda: | Edit

Writer Zelda Fitzgerald
Actress Zelda Rubenstein
Actress Zelda Williams, daughter of Robin Williams

Zelda in song, story & screen: | Edit

Zelda Spellman, Aunt of Sabrina Spellman in the televison show "Sabrina the Tennage Witch", a witch, sister of Hilda Spellman
Princess Zelda in the "Legend of Zelda" video games
Zelda Dobinsky, a nasty telekinetic in the "Charlie Bone" kids' series
Zelda is a minor character in the movie "Singing in the Rain."
Zelda Gilroy from the Dobie Gillis show, whom Dobie Gillis marries

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Sexy?

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