Meaning and name origin
Gilda \gi(l)-da\ as a girl's name is pronounced JILL-dah, GILL-dah, GEEL-dah. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Gilda is "golden, gilded". A short form of Teutonic names containing "gilde"; can be traced to Ermengilda, an Anglo-Saxon name. Familiar since the 1940s due to the movie "Gilda" starring Rita Hayworth. In the 1980s: actress/comedienne Gilda Radner.
Gilda is a very popular first name for females (#958 out of 4276, Top 22%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gilda for girls (2014 statistics).
Gilda is also pronounced similarly to Golda, Goldi, Goldia and Goldy. Other suggested similar baby names are Gila, Gilia, Hilda, Nilda, Tilda and Wilda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gilda.