Fidelia Origin and Meaning

The name Fidelia is a girl's name meaning "faithful".

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 BridgesAmerican artist
  • Fidelia Ann Hoscott Smith FieldingAmerican Mohegan language educator, last native speaker of the Mohegan Pequot language
  • Ana Fidelia Quirot (Moré) Cuban Olympic runner
  • Fidelia FiskeAmerican Congregationalist missionary

Fidelia in Pop Culture

  • Fidelia (Faith)character in Spenser's The Faerie Queene, sister of Speranza (Hope) and Charissa (Charity)
  • Fideliacharacter in William Wycherley's "The Plain Dealer"
  • Fideliacharacter in opera "Edgar" by Giacomo Puccini
  • Fidelia Lennoxmain character in "How Fidelia Went to the Store" by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
  • Magister Fidelia Lapointecharacter in the webcomic "Never Satisfied" by Taylor Robin
  • Spanishfeminine form of Fidel (see also Fidelio)
  • Nickname: Fideline
  • Fidaleawife of Byzas and daughter of Thracian king Varvizos (or Varvisios) in Greek mythology