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Gender: Female Meaning of Bedelia: "strength or exalted one" Origin of Bedelia: Irish

The name Bedelia is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "strength or exalted one". Bedelia and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Strong, Brave or Powerful and discussed in our forums with posts like "ALPHABET Drop 2 Add 1 - Girls".

From the experts:

This fanciful Irish extension of Bridget is known here through the wacky Amelia Bedelia books for kids -- an association your child may or may not like.

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Famous People Named Bedelia

Bonnie Bedelia (Culkin), American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Bedelia

Bedelia Cochran Horst (or Carrington), main character in Vera Caspary's "Bedelia"
Bedelia du Maurier, character on TV's 'Hannibal'
Bedelia, character played by Nasim Pedrad on TV's "Saturday Night Live"
"Amelia Bedelia," children's book series by Peggy Parish
Bedelia, character in the film "Creepshow"

Bidelia, Biddy, Bridget, Bedeelia, Delia


Wittyusername103 Says:


I kind of like this.

Plutophelia Says:


I don't know what everyone is talking about. I love this name. It has such good nickname potential (Bee, Delia, Edie, etc) and I don't think it sounds made up at all.

abohemianmind Says:


I always thought Bedelia was a made up word to rhyme with Amelia to make kids laugh. Not a great idea for a name for someone, I don't think. And I usually love Irish names.

Zelliew Says:


I'd feel sorry for any little girl called Bedelia

lesliemarion Says:


Amelia is overused these days. Bedelia and Belinda to me sound fresh and fun. Also Delia is a lovely nickname.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I entirely dislike this name. I always associated it with Amelia Bedelia. Amelia is a much better, prettier name. This one sounds made up to me.

Giinkies Says:


Pretty name, but idk if I can get over the fact that it starts with Bed-.