The origins of the name Zelmira are quite disputed. It may be of Italian or Arabic origins. However, the meaning of this name remains the same across these origin languages. The meaning of Zelmira is 'brilliant one'. People believe that the children named Zelmira grow to be creative, positive, artistic, imaginative, career-oriented, sociable, optimistic, and jovial. They are also believed to be charismatic, freedom-loving, heady, compassionate, and natural leaders. One notable famous character named Zelmira is Gioachino Rossini's opera heroine from 'Zelmira' (1822), an opera in two acts. This opera is based on an older French play. According to the opera, Zelmira's story is the story of the Lesbos princess who saved her father along with her husband and also her kingdom.