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Updated February 19, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Czechoslovakian : Little innocent one

Family name origins & meanings

  • Czech and Croatian (eastern and northern Croatia) : from a diminutive of zeleny ‘green’. The application as a surname is uncertain: it may be a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in green or who was ‘green’ in the sense of being immature or inexperienced, or for someone with a sickly ‘greenish’ complexion.

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