Zelda Meaning and Origin

The name Zelda is a girl’s name meaning “dark battle” and is of French and German origin. Zelda is sometimes considered a diminutive of the German name Griselda, which has a similar meaning of “dark battle” or “gray battle.” It can also be seen as a variation of the name Griselda, which means “dark battle” or “gray battle.” In German folklore, Griselda was a patient and faithful wife, often portrayed as a paragon of virtue. In Hebrew, Zelda is derived from the name Selda, which means “fortunate” or “blessed.”

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