US Popularity:3243
Other Origin(s):Greek, Latin
Meaning:Of Azélie; Dry earth; Solemn, dignified; Sacred, religious
Zelie is a girl’s name of French origin. It stems from Azélie, from the Greek azaléos, meaning “dry earth,” and refers to the vibrant flowering shrub from the Rhododendron family. Zelie also translates to “solemn,” “dignified, “sacred,” and “religious” as a derivative of the Latin Solene, which aptly suits Saint Zélie, who was canonized in the Catholic Church. Saint Zélie was an expert lace maker and mother to five daughters, who became nuns following her passing. Whether you hope to help baby honor your faith or simply prefer a modern spin on a floral classic, Zelie suggests a fresh, snappy alternative with a touch of French cool.

Zelie Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Zelie is currently #2484 on The Bump
Girl:Zelie is currently #1725 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Zelie is currently #3243 in U.S. births
Girl:Zelie is currently #1777 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 129
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 88, 285

  • Name Doctor, Zélie

  • Behind the Name, Zélie, June 2019

  • Name Doctor, Azélie

  • Name Doctor, Solene

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