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Zylphia

Zylphia may be a variant form of Zelpha, itself a form of Zilpah, a Hebrew female name of uncertain meaning though I’ve seen it as possibly meaning “frailty” or “drop, drip sprinkle, pour”.  Zylphia may also be a variant form of Sylvia which comes from the Latin name Silvius meaning “wood, forest” from Latin silva (wood, forest) derived from Proto-Indo-European *swel-, *sel- (beam, board, frame, threshold). In Roman mythology, Rhea Silvia is the mother of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, while there’s also a nymph or goddess of the forest named Silvia.

Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Zylpha
  • Zelpha
  • Zelfa
  • Zilpah (Hebrew)
  • Zilpa

 

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