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My name is Zenobia, and I get called Zeny or Zenobi. Just helpful nicknames!
― Anonymous User  11/23/2018
In 2018, 29 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Zenobia who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 4392nd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2018
A very interesting name. It sounds like one of the words in my native language that means lord.
kayisforkeen  8/20/2018
I cannot believe that so many people dislike this name! This would be my first name pick if I had a daughter. It is bold and strong and beautiful. It makes you think of a woman who is independent, yet kind; strong, yet gentle; a warrior. Just like the Queen Zenobia.
Othwynelven  6/13/2018
A lovely, classic name for a girl! Zenovia is nice as well and it is unique because it starts with Z, and very few popular names do and this name also sounds powerful.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2018
My name is Z(i)nobia, spelled with an I. I've always been the only one in school and my adult life & and always get a "that's an interesting name" from people I meet for the first time. I love it, it's definitely not common and has the most interesting history of the the Queen of Palmyra, which make it even more beautiful to me.
Profumo  3/7/2018
You made her origins from Greece, while she was a Syrian queen who fought Romans
Good you didn't say she was American but lived in Syria - Palmyra.
Syrian Awsome  2/8/2018
My name is Zenobia. I'm the only one named it in school.
sdfghj  9/6/2017
I went to school with a girl named Senobia. Maybe a Spanish form since she was Hispanic?
― Anonymous User  6/19/2016
Can also be pronounced Zay-no-VEE-uh, which would be the Koine Greek pronunciation.
― Anonymous User  8/20/2015
Cool name! I think Zenovia is softer and prefer that over Zenobia, but both are unique and cute.
lilpimpteller  6/19/2015
I honestly loved this name when I first heard it in my favorite movie 35 & ticking. This is a beautiful name. I never heard it when I was in school or any where I went I always said when I have my first daughter this will be her name & I'm not ever gonna change that. I am so in love with this name! People don't have to like it, that's their opinion but I know mine (: I'm sorry, but I LOVE THE NAME ZENOBIA.
LoverGirl2014  9/15/2014
"Signora Psyche Zenobia" was the name the of the protagonist of Edgar Allan Poe's comedy short story "A Predicament". The story is meant to be an over-exaggerated tale told by her to be published in the equivalent of today's magazines that talk about marrying bigfoot and giving birth to human/puppy hybrids. At the end of the story her head is chopped off by the minute hand of a giant clock (she is happy to see it go) and her poodle has been eaten by a rat. They walk home together.
― Anonymous User  4/1/2014
The name Zenobia was given to 51 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Alice Zenobia is the daughter of American actress/comedian Tina Fey.
― Anonymous User  12/13/2011
Name of the Day: June 19th, 2011.
AndrewJKD  6/23/2011
I read that Zenobia is actually a cognate with the Arabic name Zaynab, meaning desert flower. Is this true?
dayzunique  6/22/2011
This name is also used in Poland. Although it's quite old-fashioned.
Chwala  2/19/2011
This is the name of the heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1852 novel The Blithedale Romance.
kkgnoise  1/14/2011
There is a minor character in the Vampire Chronicles (Anne Rice) who bears the name Zenobia; Zenobia appears in Blood & Gold.
bellehime  10/10/2010
I think this name is alright really, I suppose. To English speakers, this name can sound quite ugly and foreign, but I think the bones of this name are okay and I also think it could sound quite futuristic, smart, elegant and sophisticated, on the right person, though. :)
walesgal92  9/12/2010
I think Zenobia is stunning. It has a strength to it that I like, and it has a spunk and almost defiant feel to it. I also think Zenobia tends to have a sensual feel, which MIGHT not be necessarily appropriate for a child.
Zenobia is just really beautiful. It's one of my favorite names. ^-^
Lunar_Wolf  6/22/2010
My first introduction to this name came from Ethan Frome (which is one of my all-time favorite pieces of literature). Because of that introduction, I don't think I'd ever be able to separate the name from the character. For anyone who has read the book, you can see where that might be problematic! Otherwise, it's a very pretty name,
popular1  11/11/2009
Zenobia is the name of the elephant in the lesser-known 1939 film of the same name, starring Oliver Hardy (in a rare project without Stan Laurel) and the has-been comedian Harry Langdon. The name has a really nice ring to it, since I love Z names.
Anyechka  8/24/2009
Very pretty, but I don't like the 'b' sound in the middle of it.
-Julia-  8/22/2009
I love this name. It sounds incredibly beautiful and the historical Zenobia was an awesome figure.
bananarama  6/28/2009
It's quite a nice and interesting-looking name on paper, but PLEASE, spare your child the horrors of having this name. Think of all the ways somebody could turn it into a bad nickname, starting with Zenophobia.
GreekMythology  8/7/2008
This was my grandmother's middle name and she hated it with a passion. It was an unspoken understanding in the family to just pretend she didn't have a middle name, and woe betide the hapless government clerk who insisted she put it down on some form or other. Her father, a student of Greek and Roman history, chose it for her, and I don't think Grandma ever fully forgave him for it.
elizabeth hamlet  6/1/2008
Nicknames: Zeny, Zenka, Zenina, Nobie. Name Day: 30th September.
Maggie_Simpson  10/13/2007
Sounds like Xenophobia! I think this name is great for a place, not a person.
― Anonymous User  6/19/2007
I knew a gal with this name, only her mom decided to spell it "Znobia" (um, wow). This name sounds as ghetto as the bearer I knew. Yuck.
― Anonymous User  6/19/2007
I'm sorry, but to be brutally honest, I can barely stand this name.
Keeping Tempos  6/19/2007
Zenobia Frome (called Zeena) is the hypochondriac wife of the title character in Edith Wharton's novel Ethan Frome.
WeloveyouJesseLacey  2/11/2007
I'm sorry. Ugh. This name sounds like a disease involving sleep loss as well as a few brain lobes.
― Anonymous User  1/9/2007
The middle name of Tina Fey's (formerly of Saturday Night Live) daughter.
websurfer  5/27/2006

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