Zendaya: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Zendaya

The etymology is unclear and its accuracy is sketchy at best, but singer Zendaya - who is likely singlehandedly responsible for the popularity of this name - has said that her name is a variation of the African name Tendai, meaning "be thankful." Which is what you'll tell your little Zendaya approximately 8,000 times during her childhood when she frowns at dinner or is ungrateful for receiving socks as a gift.

Nicknames:

Zen, Zennie, Daya.

Famous people named Zendaya:

Actress/singer Zendaya Coleman.

Fun fact:

In 2013 Zendaya (the celebrity) appeared on "Dancing With the Stars" - and by 2014, the name had hit the naming popularity charts, peaking at #797 in 2015.

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