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What does Emelda mean?

Emelda Pronunciation of Emelda [emel-da] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and Emelda means "rival; laborious; eager". Emelda is a variant form of Emily (Latin): feminine of Emil.


39 alternative forms via Emily: Amalea, Amalia, Amelie, Amelita, Emalee, Emali, Emalia, Emalie, Emelea, Emeli, Emelia, Emelie, Emelina, Emeline, Emelita, Emelly, Emely, Emelyn, Emelyne, Emera, Emila, Emilea, Emilee, Emiley, Emili, Emilia, Emilie, Emilija, Emilla, Emille, Emillea, Emilly, Emlyn, Emmelee, Emmelie, Emmely, Emmlee, Emyle and Emylee.

Creative forms:
(female) Emeldi, Emelma, ..

(male) Emelad, Emeldo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Emelda Adilynn (E.A.), ..

How popular is Emelda?

Emelda is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2617 out of 4276, Top 61%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Emelda was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #1527 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emelda name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Emelda outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Emelda ranked in the Top 2000 are Emily (#8 the previous year), Emilia (#145), Emely (#432), Emilee (#585), Emelia (#592), Amelie (#641), Amalia (#828), Emilie (#867), Emalee (#1857), Emelyn (#1899), Emeline, Emelie and Emili. These forms of Emelda were popular as baby names in the year 1998 (median #1378) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1132, 47.6% less usage), with the form Emilie becoming somewhat dated. The most trendy baby names in this compilation are Emilia, Emelia, Amalia, Amelie and Emely.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emelda, Amalia, Amelie, Emalee, Emelia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emelie, Emeline, Emely, Emelyn, Emilee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emili, Emilia, Emilie, Emily in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amelie, Emelie, Emilia, Emily outside U.S.

Similar Names

Emelda is alike in pronunciation to Amelda, Imalda, Imelda and Ymelda. Other suggested similar names are Alda, Amalida, Amelia, Amelida, Amelinda, Amelya, Beda, Breeda, Celida, Eberta, Edda, Edelle, Edenia, Eeva, Ejeria, Elba, Elda, Eleana, Eleena, Eletta, Elinda, Ella, Ellma, Elma, Elmena, Elmera, Elna, Elza, Emalinda, Emelen, Emerald, Emeralda, Emina, Ened, Enedd (see Enid), Eneida, Erena, Erla, Esmeralda, Etelka (see Ethel), Ethelda, Evelia, Everilda, Freda, Gerda, Giselda, Golda, Heida, Holda, Ieeda, Kelda, Leda, Leyda, Nelda, Nelida, Oneida, Orelda, Reida, Romalda, Romilda, Selda, Theida, Veida, Velda, Walda, Wallda, Welda, Wenda, Willda, Wylda and Zelda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Emelda.

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