Zenobia Name Meaning & Origin

Zenobia

Pronunciation: zeh-NOH-bee-ə (key)

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Zenobia Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Zenobia? What are her siblings named?

Name Lists Featuring Zenobia

Contribute your knowledge to the name Zenobia

Comments and insights on the name Zenobia: | Edit

I love this name so much! I love it even more because of the history of it. It is a strong name given to strong people.

Personal experiences with the name Zenobia: | Edit
Share what you know!
Nicknames for Zenobia: | Edit

Nobie, Z, Zen, Zeena, Xena, Zee, Zennie

Meanings and history of the name Zenobia: | Edit

Zenobia is a name of Greek origin meaning "the life of Zeus." Variants include Zenovia, Zinovia, Xenobia and Xenovia.

Famous real-life people named Zenobia: | Edit

Saint Zenobia of Aegae (285 AD), patron of those with breast cancer
Zenobia, queen of Palmyra
Zenobia, queen of Armenia
Zenovia Sochor, historian
Zenobia Camprubí Aymar, Spanish-American writer and poet
Zenobia Powell Perry, African-American composer
Zenovia "Jeanne" Xenakes Fey, mother of Tina Fey. Tina named her daughter Alice Zenovia (b. 2005) after her mother.

Zenobia in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Zenobia", ballet by George Balanchine for Richard Rodgers's 1936 musical "On Your Toes"
Zenobia, one of the main characters in the novel "Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton
"Zenobia", 1939 Laurel and Hardy film
Zenobia is the scientific name for the honeycup plant
Zenobia, character in the Conan the Barbarian series of comics and novels

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
66
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

71
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

57
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

67
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

68
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

54
No Way
Definitely

Young?

63
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?