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What does Ethelinda mean?

Ethelinda Pronunciation of Ethelinda [ethe-lin-da] as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Ethelinda is "noble serpent". Old name revived in the 19th century.

Associated with: noble, serpent (dragon), old, 19th century.


Ethelinda has 10 variants: Athelina, Ethelenda, Ethelene, Ethelind, Ethelinde, Etheline, Ethlin, Ethlinda, Etholinda and Ethylind.

Affiliated girl name: Ethel.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Ethelinda Carmella (E.C.), ..

How popular is Ethelinda?

Ethelinda is an uncommon first name for females. Ethelinda is a rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Ethelinda (outside Top 2000) are Ethel and Ethelene. Adoption of these forms of Ethelinda was at its most widespread a century ago (usage of 2.29%), but now, the version Ethel has become less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ethel, Ethelene in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ethelinda and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adelinda, Amelinda, Belinda, Cathelina, Celinda, Delinda, Edeline, Edlinna, Egelina, Elinda, Emalinda, Emelina, Erlinda, Ethelda, Etheldreda, Etheleen, Ethelin, Ethelyn, Ethelynne, Ethenia, Ethlyn, Ethlynn, Evelina, Ewelina, Jocelinda (see Jocelyn), Kathelina, Melinda, Odelinda, Roselinda, Rozelinda (see Rosalind), Selinda, Shelonda and Velinda. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ethelinda.

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