Gender: Female Meaning of Zelia: "zealous, ardent" Origin of Zelia: Hebrew

The name Zelia is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "zealous, ardent". Zelia and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Love and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

From the experts:

An appealing name almost unknown in our culture but with roots in several others; worldlier than cousins Celia and Delia.

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Zelia is #1346 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Zelia

Pop Culture References for the name Zelia

Solina, Zeline, Zalia, Soline, Zaylia, Soulle, Zelina, Zailie, Souline, Zelene

Zelia's International Variations

Zele, Zélie (French)


Batzula Says:


I pronounce it ZEE-Lee-uh. I ended up naming her Zelia Luelle. She is a sassy 3 year old now that loves her name, we always get compliments on how beautiful her name is. We call her ZZ most of the time 😊

Miri Says:


I have fallen in love with this name.

adklined Says:


How is it pronounced? I like the name, but I see it as Zel-e-ah, or Za-lee-ah, or Zeal-yah, and I want to know how most people would pronounce it.

Zuzana Says:


Agree - Zelia is a lively fun alternative!

headintheclouds Says:


I love Celia and Delia, and I think Zelia is a lively and fun alternative to the two, having the energetic Z-sound. Its meaning is beautiful, the name sounds beautiful, and it'd just be a lovely inspired choice for a baby girl's name.