Yiddish, variation of Selig
"blessed, happy"

Zelig Origin and Meaning

The name Zelig is a girl's name of Yiddish origin meaning "blessed, happy".

Woody Allen introduced us to the name Zelig as the ever-morphing title character of his 1983 film. Zelig does have an upbeat meaning, and nickname Zelie makes it accessible for a girl, though it's an undeniably quirky choice for either gender.

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Famous People Named Zelig

  • Although the description claims that Peter Dinklage's daughter's name is ZeligPeter has denied this claim on multiple occasions.