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Zadie is a delightful baby name for girls. Bright in sound and unique in composition, Zadie was a top baby name in the first decade of the 20th century and remains relevant today. Zadie Ma is the titular heroine of the Zadie Ma series, and Zadie Wells is also a main character in the Locke & Key series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Zadie:

Zadie originates as an alternative spelling of Sadie. The name Sadie is a diminutive of Sarah. This name derives from the Hebrew word שָׂרָה and means “lady,” “princess,” or “noblewoman”.

Symbolism of the Name Zadie:

Zadie is a variation of Sadie (meaning “princess”). Sadie is a nickname of Sarah. In the Hebrew Bible, Sarah was the wife of Abraham and the matriarch of the Jewish people. The Biblical symbol of Sarah is pleasant laughter (Genesis 18:12-15).

Nicknames for the Name Zadie:

Zadie is a name that manages to sound both traditional and modern. If this is one of the names you're interested in, you should know the nicknames that pair with it. They are:

  • Zay
  • Zade
  • Zaye
  • Zaza
  • Didi
  • Deedee 
  • Adie
  • Dee
  • Zads
  • Zad
  • Zades
  • Ads
  • Z
  • Z.D.

Style of the Name Zadie:

Biblical, Neo-Classic

Gender of the Name Zadie:

Zadie is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the Name Zadie:


Number of Syllables in the Name Zadie:


Emotion Evoked From the Name Zadie:

The name Zadie evokes feelings of zest and zeal.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Zadie:

  • Sadie 
  • Zaydee
  • Zaidy
  • Zeidy
  • Zaidee

Popularity of the Name Zadie:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Zadie was the 1,584th most popular baby name for girls in 2021.

  • Zoie 
  • Zaire
  • Zaine
  • Zowie
  • Zurie
  • Zailie
  • Zelene
  • Zelle
  • Zofie

Great Middle Names for Zadie and Their Meanings:

  • Arabella (prayerful, lovable, yielding to prayer)
  • Augusta (great, magnificent, esteemed, venerable)
  • Calista (most beautiful)
  • Elowen (elm tree)
  • Gabriele (God is my strength)
  • Joyce (lord, merry, joyous)
  • Mavis (songbird)
  • Ning (peaceful, calm, serene)
  • Pauline (humble, little, small)
  • Sylvia (woodland, forest, spirit of the wood)
  • Tallulah (leaping waters, lady of abundance, waterfalls)
  • Yolande (violet flower)

Famous People with the Name Zadie:

  • Zadie Baker (actress)
  • Zadie Cannon (television personality)
  • Zadie Kruglov (photographer)
  • Zadie Smith (writer)
  • Zadie Xa (visual effects artist)
  • Zadie Hope Zamolo (daughter of YouTube personality Rebecca Zamolo
  • Zadie (administrative district in Gabon, Central Africa)
  • Zadie (Groovy Girls doll distributed via the Manhattan Toy Company)
  • Zadie Ma (heroine of the Zadie Ma series by Gabrielle Wang)
  • Zadie Miller (character in the Witches Rede series)
  • Zadie Wells (character in the Locke & Key series)
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