What does Ethelda mean?
(female) Ethela, Etheldia, ..
(male) Etheler, Ethild, .. Middle name pairings:
Ethelda Cynthia (E.C.), ..
How popular is Ethelda?
Ethelda is an uncommon first name for females. Ethelda is a rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Ethelda entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its highest rank of #1981 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Ethelyn, Ethlyn, Ethyl, Ethelene, Etheleen, Ethel and Etha are the prominent alternative forms of Ethelda. Other variants, like Etel, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Ethelda was widespread 125 years ago (usage of 2.3%), but now, versions like Ethelyn have become somewhat dated.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Altheda, Amelda, Bathilda, Bethesda, Chulda, Donelda, Efthemia, Elda▼, Elthea, Emelda, Emelea, Emelia▲, Eneida, Erthel (see Eartha), Estela, Estella▼, Estrella▼, Etheldreda, Ethelenda, Ethelind, Ethelinde, Ethenia, Ethlinda, Ethna, Ethnea, Etholinda (see Ethelinda), Evelia, Giselda, Imelda, Kelda, Marelda, Matelda, Mathilda▼, Nelda▼, Orelda, Orielda, Otthilda (see Otthild), Selda, Theda▼, Theida, Thilda, Velda▼, Welda, Ymelda and Zelda▲. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ethelda.See names in meaning and etymology.