Zenobia

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Zenobia mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Zenobia

"Zenobia" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Life of Zeus". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

From Latin Zenobia, from Ancient Greek Ζηνοβία (Zēnobía), name of a third century Queen of Palmyra. Ostensibly from Ζήνων (Zḗnōn), an ancient derivative of Ζεύς (Zeús), but also suggested to be a rendering of the Arabic زينب (Zaynab). First recorded as an English given name in Cornwall in 1586.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Zenobia

Zenobia is royalty. Zenobia was born in Palmyra.

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Zenobia Camprubí was a writer, poet, translator, and translation. Zenobia was born on August 31st, 1887 in Malgrat de Mar. She left this life on October 28th, 1956.

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Zenobia Powell Perry was a noteworthy person. Zenobia was given the name Zenobia Powell on October 3rd, 1908. She died in 2004.

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Zenobia the Iberian is a famous human. Their most notable accomplishments were from 51 to 53. Zenobia was born as the child of Mithridates of Armenia, Pharasmanes I of Iberia, and Rhadamistus in Mtskheta.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Zenobia

Zenobia is royalty. Zenobia was born in Palmyra.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 6 6 0
1882 7 7 0
1883 5 5 0
1885 6 6 0
1886 10 10 0
1889 9 9 0
1890 9 9 0
1892 13 13 0
1893 10 10 0
1894 9 9 0
1895 9 9 0
1896 11 11 0
1897 6 6 0
1898 15 15 0
1899 11 11 0
1900 11 11 0
1901 8 8 0
1902 17 17 0
1903 7 7 0
1904 11 11 0
1905 15 15 0
1906 20 20 0
1907 10 10 0
1908 25 25 0
1909 35 35 0
1910 19 19 0
1911 25 25 0
1912 37 37 0
1913 33 33 0
1914 39 39 0
1915 47 47 0
1916 45 45 0
1917 50 50 0
1918 48 48 0
1919 58 58 0
1920 43 43 0
1921 54 54 0
1922 56 56 0
1923 62 62 0
1924 53 53 0
1925 59 59 0
1926 40 40 0
1927 41 41 0
1928 36 36 0
1929 53 53 0
1930 49 49 0
1931 26 26 0
1932 32 32 0
1933 31 31 0
1934 26 26 0
1935 30 30 0
1936 32 32 0
1937 33 33 0
1938 36 36 0
1939 47 47 0
1940 35 35 0
1941 26 26 0
1942 46 46 0
1943 31 31 0
1944 33 33 0
1945 21 21 0
1946 33 33 0
1947 40 40 0
1948 36 36 0
1949 50 50 0
1950 54 54 0
1951 40 40 0
1952 40 40 0
1953 35 35 0
1954 36 36 0
1955 47 47 0
1956 42 42 0
1957 49 49 0
1958 39 39 0
1959 44 44 0
1960 37 37 0
1961 40 40 0
1962 26 26 0
1963 29 29 0
1964 40 40 0
1965 41 41 0
1966 42 42 0
1967 44 44 0
1968 31 31 0
1969 41 41 0
1970 41 41 0
1971 40 40 0
1972 35 35 0
1973 36 36 0
1974 29 29 0
1975 47 47 0
1976 41 41 0
1977 31 31 0
1978 29 29 0
1979 38 38 0
1980 30 30 0
1981 51 51 0
1982 34 34 0
1983 24 24 0
1984 32 32 0
1985 32 32 0
1986 36 36 0
1987 31 31 0
1988 32 32 0
1989 33 33 0
1990 47 47 0
1991 35 35 0
1992 30 30 0
1993 34 34 0
1994 34 34 0
1995 33 33 0
1996 32 32 0
1997 33 33 0
1998 28 28 0
1999 29 29 0
2000 25 25 0
2001 30 30 0
2002 29 29 0
2003 21 21 0
2004 38 38 0
2005 25 25 0
2006 33 33 0
2007 27 27 0
2008 31 31 0
2009 18 18 0
2010 19 19 0
2011 22 22 0
2012 51 51 0
2013 37 37 0
2014 55 55 0
2015 42 42 0
2016 48 48 0

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Popularity of Zenobia as a first name

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Popularity of Zenobia as a last name

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Common last names for Zenobia

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Fun Facts about the name Zenobia

  • How Popular is the name Zenobia? Zenobia is the 4,109th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zenobia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,271 babies born with the first name Zenobia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zenobia to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zenobia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Zenobia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zenobia is Wednesday, March 15th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Zenobia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zenobia was in 1923 with a total of 62 babies.
  • Random Zenobia Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zenobia is not a popular baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 17 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Zenobia: Your name in reverse order is Aibonez. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Onbeaiz. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.