Fidelia

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Gender: F Pronunciation: fi-DAY-lee-ah Meaning of Fidelia: "faithful" Origin of Fidelia: Latin

Fidelia stems from the Latin word Fides, meaning faith. It has the some root as the English word fidelity. Fidelia gained popularity in the mid-19th Century after Beethoven's opera "Fidelio" gave this name cultural and virtuous significance.

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Famous People Named Fidelia

Fidelia Bridges, American artist
Fidelia Ann Hoscott Smith Fielding, American Mohegan language educator
Ana Fidelia Quirot (Moré,) Cuban Olympic runner

Pop Culture References for the name Fidelia

Fidelia (Faith), character in Spenser's The Faerie Queene, sister of Speranza (Hope) and Charissa (Charity)
Fidelia, character in William Wycherley's "The Plain Dealer"
Fidelia, character in opera "Edgar" by Giacomo Puccini
Fidelia Lennox, main character in "How Fidelia Went to the Store" by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
Spanish, feminine form of Fidel (see also Fidelio)
Nickname: Fideline