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Gender: F Meaning of Zelda: "blessed, happy" Origin of Zelda: Feminine variation of Zelig, Yiddish

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Classified as an early exotic, Zelda has long and often been used as such for characters in books and films. Since 1986, Zelda has been a prime Nintendo name, as in the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Zelda has been in label limbo for a number of years--off the Top 1000 since 1967--but there could be signs of a comeback with the interest in Z (and X) names.

For many, there will always be a strong association to Scott Fitzgerald's tortured wife, herself a writer and a symbol of the 1920's Jazz Age--also the subject of a recent novel. Trivia tidbit: Marilyn Monroe was known to sometimes use the pseudonym Zelda Zonk.

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Famous People Named Zelda

Zelda Rae Williams - American actress; daughter of Robin
Zelda Fitzgerald - American novelist; wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Zelda Rubinstein - American actress; played eccentric medium Tangina Barrons in the Poltergeist films

Pop Culture References for the Name Zelda

Zelda Heap, a character in the Septimus Heap book series
Zelda, Sabrina's aunt on Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Zelda, a character in Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast
Zelda, character in the Legend of Zelda video games
Zelda, a main character in Morris Gleitzman's "Once", "Then" , "After" and "Now".

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