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Modern name of uncertain origin, possibly a short form of Griselda. It came to prominence in the 1920s as the name of the wife of the American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940).
2,440th in the U.S.

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Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
8,979
to be exact
Maryland
has the most people named Zelda per capita
1916
marked the height of its popularity
100%
0%
59%
55+
35%
30-54
2%
13-29
5%
0-12

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