Gender: Female Meaning of Zenobia: "force of Zeus" Origin of Zenobia: Greek

Zenobia Origin and Meaning

The name Zenobia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "force of Zeus".

With historical roots as a beautiful and intelligent ancient queen and literary ties to Hawthorne and Edith Wharton novels, this rarity could appeal to adventurous parents seeking the exotically unusual. Tina Fey used it as her daughter Alice's middle name.

Zenobia was the intriguing third century Queen of Palmyra who for a time ruled the eastern Roman Empire, Ethan Frome's wife Zeena was born Zenobia, and Zenobia Moodie was one of the most colorful characters in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance.

Zenobia reached a high of Number 683 in 1909; by 1925, she was below Number 1000. She's currently Number 753 on Nameberry.

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Pop Culture References for the name Zenobia

Zenina, Zenaide, Cenobie, Zeba, Zenayda, Zeena, Zenda

Zenobia's International Variations

Zenia, Zenaida, Zenobie, Zenna (French) Zenovia, Zinovia (Russian) Cenobia, Senobia (Spanish)


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