Gender: Female Origin of Zelie: French short form of Azalea, Zelia, or Solene

Zelie Origin and Meaning

The name Zelie is a girl's name of French origin.

There are many conflicting theories about the origins of the cute, popular French name Zelie. The one certainty is that Zelie is rising through the ranks in France but is nearly unknown -- though eminently usable -- in the English-speaking world.

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mickie86 Says:


This name is amazing by itself or as a nickname for Azalia/Zelia/Solene. I absolutely Love it!

Ryian Hilpisch Says:


We will be having a Zelie Louise, named after Zelie and Louis Martin, the parents of St. Therese! We will be pronouncing it like jelly.

Renee Chrisco Says:


This is from the French word/name Azélie, meaning Azalea. Zélie is pronounced {zey-lee}. Notable bearer: St. Azélie "Zélie" Martin.

Zelliew Says:


I like Zellie but not Zelie (rhyming with Keely )

TheHumanCanvas Says:


Such a sweet little name <3

roseymaam Says:


I think it's pronounced Zay-lee.

Essa Says:


Zelie is supposed to rhyme with Keely! So I agree, use Zellie if you want it to rhyme with Kelly!

Guest Says:


Our next baby girl will have this name. I'm deciding on whether or not I should spell it "Zellie," though, since inevitably the spelling "Zelie" produces confusion as to how it's supposed to be pronounced! Zellie makes it clearer that it's supposed to be pronounced to rhyme with Kelly.

fflurdelis Says:


this is one of my favourites, it's sweet and fun but also classy :)