What does Gilda mean?
Gilda /gil-da/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced JILL-dah, GILL-dah, GEEL-dah. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Gilda is "entire, total, sacrifice".
An Italian short form of Teutonic names containing gilde "sacrifice"; can be traced to Ermengilda (from Herminigild, derived from ermin or irmin "entire, total"), an Anglo-Saxon name. The name of the heroine in Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" in 1851. Familiar since the 1940s due to the movie "Gilda" starring Rita Hayworth. In the 1980s: actress/comedienne Gilda Radner.
VariationsKreatif forms: Gildi, Gilva, Gioda. [more]
How popular is Gilda?
Gilda is a very prominent first name for women (#958 out of 4276, Top 22%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#142819 out of 150436, Top 95%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Gilda for girls. Gilda was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #485 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Gilda▼ is alike in pronunciation to Golda▼, Goldi, Goldia and Goldy. Other suggested similar baby names are Gila, Gilia, Golde, Hilda▼, Nilda▼, Tilda▼ and Wilda▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gilda.