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since 1880
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<100
in the U.S.
in 2010

Zelda

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How popular is the baby name Zelda in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 6 0
1882 6 6 0
1884 7 7 0
1885 6 6 0
1886 8 8 0
1887 5 5 0
1888 11 11 0
1889 13 13 0
1890 14 14 0
1891 16 16 0
1892 15 15 0
1893 25 25 0
1894 25 25 0
1895 28 28 0
1896 31 31 0
1897 27 27 0
1898 38 38 0
1899 35 35 0
1900 46 46 0
1901 43 43 0
1902 38 38 0
1903 45 45 0
1904 68 68 0
1905 76 76 0
1906 64 64 0
1907 67 67 0
1908 86 86 0
1909 62 62 0
1910 86 86 0
1911 117 117 0
1912 134 134 0
1913 155 155 0
1914 159 159 0
1915 230 230 0
1916 258 258 0
1917 240 240 0
1918 250 250 0
1919 225 225 0
1920 208 208 0
1921 280 280 0
1922 252 252 0
1923 226 226 0
1924 250 250 0
1925 251 251 0
1926 231 231 0
1927 237 237 0
1928 232 232 0
1929 208 208 0
1930 225 225 0
1931 175 175 0
1932 202 197 5
1933 160 160 0
1934 189 189 0
1935 161 161 0
1936 124 124 0
1937 147 147 0
1938 145 145 0
1939 127 127 0
1940 128 128 0
1941 106 106 0
1942 106 106 0
1943 118 118 0
1944 111 111 0
1945 88 88 0
1946 122 122 0
1947 97 97 0
1948 108 108 0
1949 90 90 0
1950 101 101 0
1951 88 88 0
1952 96 96 0
1953 107 107 0
1954 107 107 0
1955 120 120 0
1956 141 141 0
1957 127 127 0
1958 131 131 0
1959 143 143 0
1960 136 136 0
1961 168 168 0
1962 178 178 0
1963 171 171 0
1964 133 133 0
1965 109 109 0
1966 117 117 0
1967 106 106 0
1968 95 95 0
1969 53 53 0
1970 67 67 0
1971 40 40 0
1972 39 39 0
1973 30 30 0
1974 29 29 0
1975 27 27 0
1976 17 17 0
1977 26 26 0
1978 19 19 0
1979 12 12 0
1980 19 19 0
1981 16 16 0
1982 12 12 0
1983 18 18 0
1984 12 12 0
1985 13 13 0
1986 16 16 0
1987 12 12 0
1988 17 17 0
1989 19 19 0
1990 18 18 0
1991 22 22 0
1992 14 14 0
1993 14 14 0
1994 16 16 0
1995 5 5 0
1996 14 14 0
1997 7 7 0
1998 15 15 0
1999 19 19 0
2000 31 31 0
2001 22 22 0
2002 24 24 0
2003 29 29 0
2004 30 30 0
2005 40 40 0
2006 49 49 0
2007 53 53 0
2008 54 54 0
2009 59 59 0
2010 69 69 0
2011 81 81 0
2012 139 139 0
2013 182 182 0
2014 213 213 0
2015 439 439 0

Fun Facts about the name Zelda

  • How many people with the first name Zelda have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,414 babies born with the first name Zelda in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zelda to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zelda? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Zelda first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zelda is Tuesday, July 30th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Zelda born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zelda was in 2015 with a total of 439 babies.
  • Random Zelda Factoid: According to the 1953 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zelda is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1953.
  • Weird things about the name Zelda: Your name in reverse order is Adlez. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Adelz. How do you pronounce that?
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Common last names for Zelda

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Thomas
  • Taylor
  • Anderson
  • Martin
  • Robinson
  • Goldberg
  • Thompson

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Zelda" mean? The list below shows the origins of Zelda as well as things modernly associated with the name Zelda such as celebrities named Zelda.

German

Origin and Meaning of Zelda

The name "Zelda" is of German origin, and it means "Woman Warrior". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Shortened from Griselda. And from Yiddish זעלדע (zelde), feminine equivalent of the name זעליק (zelik, literally “blessed, happy”).

  1. A female given name
  2. (video games) A central character from the Legend of Zelda series of video games
  3. (video games) Shortened form of The Legend of Zelda

Zelda was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Zelda Williams

Zelda Williams is an actress. Zelda was born in 1989 as Zelda Rae Williams in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Zelda Fitzgerald

Zelda Fitzgerald is a novelist, short story writer, poet, and dancer. Zelda was born in 1900 as Zelda Sayre in Montgomery, Alabama, United States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Zelda

Zelda Dungeon
Zelda Ocarina Of Time
Zelda Rubinstein
Zelda Timeline
Zelda Wii U
Zelda Characters
Zelda Harris

What does the name Zelda mean?

Zis for zip, the quickness in your step!

Eis for easy going, no ruffles here.

Lis for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Dis for dandy, a description of you!

Ais for accord, the harmony you spread.

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