Zenobia name meaning

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Zenobia mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Zenobia

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 submissions from Missouri, U.S. agree the name Zenobia means "Life of Zeus" and is of Greek origin.
  2. A user from California, U.S. says the name Zenobia means "The word of Zeus".
  3. A user from Florida, U.S. says the name Zenobia is of Arabic origin and means "Daughter of zeus".
  4. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Zenobia is of Latin origin and means "POWER OF ZEUS".
  5. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Zenobia means "Her fathers pride".
  6. A user from Nevada, U.S. says the name Zenobia is of African origin and means "Queen Of The World".
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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 زَيْنَب‎ (zaynab, “Zaynab”). First recorded as an English given name in Cornwall in 1586.

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek.

Zenobia was also found in the following language(s): Italian

Notable Persons Named Zenobia

Notable Persons Named Zenobia


Zenobia is royalty. Zenobia was born in Palmyra.

Zenobia Camprubí

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.

Zenobia Powell Perry

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

Zenobia the Iberian

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.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Zenobia

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zenobia


Zenobia is royalty. Zenobia was born in Palmyra.


Fun Facts about the name Zenobia

  • How Popular is the name Zenobia? Zenobia is the 4,222nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zenobia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,389 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 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zenobia is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1963.
  • Weird things about the name Zenobia: The name spelled backwards is Aibonez. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Baoizne. How do you pronounce that?
  • Zenobia name meaning

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