Usage Ancient Roman
Meaning & History
Feminine form of CLOELIUS. In Roman legend Cloelia was a maiden who was given to an Etruscan invader as a hostage. She managed to escape by swimming across the Tiber, at the same time helping some of the other captives to safety.
Other Languages & CulturesClelia(Italian)
Cloelia and her Companions by Jaques Stella (1654)