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Gender: Female Meaning of Clelia: "famous" Origin of Clelia: Latin

The name Clelia is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "famous". Clelia and is often added to lists like Classic Baby Names with a Twist and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

The obscure yet not unappealing name of a legendary heroine of Rome. The ancient Clelia escaped an Etruscan invader by swimming across the Tiber River.

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Famous People Named Clelia

Saint Clelia Barbieri, Italian founder of Sisters Minims of Our Lady of Sorrows
Clelia Matania, British-Italian actress
Clelia Duel Mosher, American hygienist and women's health advocate
(Clelia Maria Josepha) Giuseppina Strepponi, Italian operatic soprano; second wife of composer Giuseppe Verdi
Clelia Iruzun, Brazilian pianist
Clelia Bompiani, Italian painter
Clélia Reuse, Swiss Olympic runner
Clelia Grillo Borromeo, Italian mathematician and scientist
Clelia Durazzo Grimaldi, Italian botanist and marchesa

Pop Culture References for the name Clelia

Clelia, character from 'la Fidelite'
Clelia Conti, character in 'The Charterhouse of Parma' by Stendhal
Princess Claelia, character in 'The Cloister and the Hearth' by Charles Reade


Austine0923 Says:


It's a pretty name, but I can't figure out if it would be hard for people to pronounce or not.