[ 4 syll. o-de-lia, od-el-ia ] The baby girl name Odelia is pronounced ow-DIY-Liy-aa- or ow-DIY-LYaa- †.
1: Odelia's origin is Germanic, and its use, Dutch, English, and Hebrew. Older forms of the name include Odila (Germanic) and Otila (Germanic). The name can be derived from the element uod (meaning 'wealth, fortune') or 'othal'. It was borne by an 8th-century nun who founded a Benedictine convent in Alsace, France, and subsequently gave her name to the Odilienberg peak where the monastery was built. She is also the patron saint of Alsace. Odelia is the feminine form of the French Odile.
The name Odelia is widely used; it has 33 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of Odelia include Delia, Odeelia, Odele, Odelea, Odeleya, Odeliah, Odelina, Odelinda, Odeline, Odella, Odellea, Odellia, Odelyn, Odette (used in French and German too), Odille, Odyle, Odyll, Odylle, Othelia, Ottoline, and Udele.
Forms used in foreign languages include Oda (German), Odalis (Spanish), Odetta (French and German), Odila (German), Odile (French and German), Odilia (French and German), Odilie (German), Othilie (French), Otilie (Czech), Ottilia (German, Italian, and Latinized), Ottilie (French and German), and Otylia (Polish).
2: Odelia's language of origin is Hebrew, and it is used largely in the English and Hebrew languages. Here, it means 'praise God'.
3: Odelia's language of origin is Old Greek. It is derived from the word oide meaning 'song'. The element 'oide' is the root for the English word 'ode'; it originally refered a chorus sung at a public performance.
4: Odelia's origin is Old English. Meaning: 'woad hill'. It represents the transferred use of the geographic name and the surname as a given name. Odelia is the feminine form of the English Odell.
See also the related form, the German Ute
Odelia is a rare baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1907, 0.009% of baby girls were named Odelia. It had a ranking of #705 then. The baby name has experienced a decline in popularity since then, and is used only on an infrequent scale today. Out of all girl names in its family, Odelia was nevertheless the most widely used in 2012.
Baby names that sound like Odelia include Odilia, Othelia, Otylia, Odel, Odele, Odell, Odelle, Odila, Odile, Odilie, Odille, Odylle, Ohtli, Othilee, Othiley, Othili, Othilie, Othily, and Otilie.
† English pronunciation for Odelia: OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)"