Zelie Origin and Meaning

The name Zelie is a girl's name of French origin meaning "noble".

A cute, zippy French saint's name that's picking up in popularity there, and starting to in the US as well. Zélie originated as a short form of Azélie, thought to derive from Adelaide via the Occitan form Azalaïs. Saint Zélie was born Marie-Azélie.

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Famous People Named Zelie

  • Zélie de LussanAmerican mezzo,soprano
  • Saint MarieAzelie "Zelie" Guérin Martin, mother of Saint Therese de Lisieux

Zelie in Pop Culture

  • Zeliebaby in the French film "Comme les autres"
  • Zelieillustrated children's comic book series in France
  • Zelie St. Pierrecharacter in "Villette" by Charlotte Bronte
  • Latinized form of Zelia; Saint Soline is called Zelie in some texts from the 15th century