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

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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Famous People Named Zelie

Saint Marie-Azelie "Zelie" Guérin Martin, mother of Saint Therese de Lisieux
Zélie de Lussan, American mezzo-soprano

Pop Culture References for the name Zelie

Zelie, baby in the French film "Comme les autres"
Zelie, illustrated children's comic book series in France
Zelie St. Pierre, character in "Villette" by Charlotte Bronte
Latinized form of Zelia; Saint Soline is called Zelie in some texts from the 15th century