How to Pronounce Zendaya

A quick guide on how to pronounce Zendaya, the American actress, singer, and dancer.

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Zendaya is a stage name. The full name of this American actress, singer, and dancer is Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman. Coleman is her middle name and Stoermer is her mother’s maiden name. Zendaya was born on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California.

The correct way to pronounce Zendaya

Zendaya is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Born in 1996, Zendaya Coleman began her career as a child model and backup dancer, before gaining prominence for her leading role in the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up (2010–2013). She has since appeared in a number of films and television shows, includingSpider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and The Greatest Showman (2017).

The correct way to pronounce Zendaya is “zen-DAY-uh”.

Why people might be confused about how to pronounce Zendaya

This unique name has caused some people to question how to correctly pronounce it. While the correct pronunciation is fairly simple, there are a few things that can trip people up. First, the stress is placed on the second syllable, not the first. Second, the ‘e’ at the end of Zendaya is pronounced like a long ‘a’, not like the ‘e’ in ‘red’. Finally, the name is said with a hard ‘Z’, not a soft ‘S’ sound.

Other ways to pronouncing Zendaya

There are many ways to say Zendaya, but the most common pronunciation is “zuh-NAY-uh”. This pronunciation is based on the English spelling of Zendaya’s name. Other ways to say Zendaya include “zen-DAY-uh” and “zen-DAYE-uh”.


So there you have it! You now know how to properly pronounce Zendaya. This talented young actress and singer is sure to continue to dazzle us with her talent and we can all now say her name correctly. Thanks for reading!