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

Bedelia Origin and Meaning

The name Bedelia is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "strength or exalted one".

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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Pop Culture References for the name Bedelia

Bridget, Bidelia, Biddy, 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-.