Usage English (American)
Pronounced Pron. zə-REL-də
Other Forms FormsZerilda, Serilda, Serelda
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Meaning & History
Variant of SERILDA. It was regionally popular in the Midwestern and Southern United States in the 19th century, borne by the Kentuckian mother of Jesse James, outlaw, as well as her husband's niece, whom Jesse later married. Another known bearer was American suffragist Zerelda G. Wallace (1817-1901).