As Seen In Video Games 2. Video Game Etymology information from wikipedia, back of the cereal box, 1up.. Zelda is named after the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald. "She was a famous and beautiful woman from all accounts, and I liked the sound of h Zelda Metroid Sonic Megaman final fantasy street fighter
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#1 - caltronxxx
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(08/16/2012) [-]
**caltronxxx rolled a random image posted in comment #17 at Read Desc. ** < MFW I found out Samus was a girl.
User avatar #3 - warrenzthehero
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(08/17/2012) [-]
Zelda is named after the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald.

"She was a famous and beautiful woman from all accounts, and I liked the sound of her name. So I took the liberty of using her name for the very first Zelda title." - Shigeru Miyamoto
#7 to #3 - iheartsemen
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(08/17/2012) [-]
On the note of Zeldas name, Robin Williams named his daughter Zelda, quite obviously, because of the LoZ series.
#48 to #7 - anon id: bb4e06db
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(05/23/2013) [-]
Considering the sound 'de' exists in hirigana and katakana, and the characters look completely different, I think I like your explanation better.
User avatar #29 - Kalder
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(08/17/2012) [-]
Miyamoto actually named Zelda after F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife Zelda

"Hearing of American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife Zelda, Miyamoto thought the name sounded "pleasant and significant".[22] Paying tribute, he chose to name the princess after her, and titled his creation The Legend of Zelda."
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Zelda#Inspiration
User avatar #42 - ivoryhammer
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(08/17/2012) [-]
And Megaman has a dog named Rush, which is a Canadian band.
#13 - needlessfoal
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(08/17/2012) [-]
False, Zelda was named after F. Scott Fitzgerald's lover
False, Zelda was named after F. Scott Fitzgerald's lover
User avatar #25 to #13 - drainbamage
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(08/17/2012) [-]
Another note on that, Robin Williams named his daughter after Zelda from the games.
#38 - ortonja
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(08/17/2012) [-]
Actually, Bass is known as Forte in Japan.
#37 - lordlad
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(08/17/2012) [-]
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User avatar #5 - Nihatclodra
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(08/17/2012) [-]
Delta in Japanese Katakana would be "Deruta", not "Zeruda".
User avatar #39 - hawaiianman
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(08/17/2012) [-]
I know there is an Eddie call in Mega Man, what does that mean?
#12 - anon id: 1f786589
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(08/17/2012) [-]
Epobna is a Gaelic (not sure if spelled right) God, they actually have a giant "statue" it is a large whites stone in the shape of a horse inlaid in the ground.