"to give thanks"

Zendaya Origin and Meaning

The name Zendaya is a girl's name of African origin meaning "to give thanks".

Zendaya has propelled her unusual African name into the spotlight and up the popularity charts. Zendaya is one of the major baby name influencers of our era.

What does Zendaya's name mean? The name Zendaya comes from the word for thanks, Tendai, in the Shona language, spoken in Zimbabwe and southern Zambia.

The name Zendaya's popularity is directly connected to this actress-singer's rising celebrity, as it made its first appearance on the US Top 1000 in 2014. It's a distinctive choice, and thanks to our affection for the letter Z and Zendaya's great meaning, more parents are choosing it for their daughters.

The emphasis is on the middle syllable, which is pronounced like day NOT die.

# 834 in the US

Zendaya Rank in US Top 1000

# 1282 on Nameberry

Zendaya Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Zendaya Popularity

Famous People Named Zendaya

  • Zendaya Maree Stoermer ColemanAmerican actress

Zendaya in Pop Culture

  • Zendaya does not mean anything in the shona language to give thanks in Shona is TINOTENDA OR TATENDA