Zerelda Origin and Meaning

The name Zerelda is a girl's name.
Though the etymology of this name is unclear, it had modest usage in the United States during the nineteenth century. Zerelda has a double connection to outlaw Jesse James: Zerelda James was his mother, and Zerelda Mimms was his wife and first cousin. Zerelda G. Wallace was a temperance activist and a women's suffragist during the same era. All three of these Zereldas were born in Kentucky.

With the rising popularity of Zelda—it reentered the US Top 1000 at Number 647 in 2015 after nearly fifty years off the list—Zerelda could attract some attention as a longer form.

Zerelda in Pop Culture

  • Zerelda Brassan American schoolgirl in the Malory Towers series by Enid Blyton