Zelda Name Meaning & Origin
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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People seem to respond well to discovering our daughter's name is Zelda. Older people react with nostalgia, whereas our generation and younger get excited because they immediately associate it with Nintendo (yes, the video game princess was our inspiration).
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Zel, Zellie, Zizi, Zel Zel, Zeldie
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Writer Zelda Fitzgerald
Actress Zelda Rubenstein
Actress Zelda Williams, daughter of Robin Williams
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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