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.