Gender Feminine
Scripts Ζηνοβία(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. ZDEH-NO-BEE-A(Classical Greek)

Meaning & History

Means "life of Zeus", derived from Greek Ζηνός (Zenos) meaning "of ZEUS" and βίος (bios) meaning "life". This was the name of a 3rd-century queen of Palmyra. After claiming the title Queen of the East and expanding her realm into Roman territory she was defeated by Emperor Aurelian. Her Greek name was used as an approximation of her native Aramaic name.

Related Names

Masculine FormZenobios
Other Languages & CulturesZenovia, Zinovia(Greek) Zinoviya(Russian) Zinoviya(Ukrainian)
User SubmissionsZenóbia, Zenobia



Queen Zenobia's Last Look Upon Palmyra by Herbert Schmalz (1888)Queen Zenobia's Last Look Upon Palmyra by Herbert Schmalz (1888)

People think this name is

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Name Days

Poland: October 30


Sources & References

  1. Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, available from

Entry updated May 29, 2020