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Gilda 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.
Baby names that sound like Gilda are Golda, Goldia, Goldy, Goldi and Kelda. Other similar baby names are Nilda, Hilda, Gila, Gilia, Tilda and Wilda.
Popularity of Gilda
Gilda is a very popular first name for women (#958 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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