What does Gilda mean?
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.
(female) Gildi, Gilva, ..
(male) Gilga, Gilta, ..
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 history of Gilda for girls. Gilda was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #467 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▼, Goldee, Goldi, Goldia, Goldie▼ and Goldy. Other suggested similar names are Aida, Alda▼, Allda, Cinda, Elda▼, Gada, Gala, Galea, Galia, Galla, Galya, Garda, Geila, Gelya, Gerda, Gia▲, Giana▲, Gila, Gilah, Gilana, Gilia, Giliah, Gilian, Giliya, Gillan, Gilly, Gina▼, Ginia, Ginya, Gioia, Gioya, Gisa, Giselda, Gita, Gitta, Giula, Giulia, Glila, Glinda, Golde, Guida, Gunilda, Hilda▼, Hinda, Holda, Hulda▼, Hylda, Kelda, Lida▼, Milada, Minda, Nelda▼, Niada, Nilda, Nillda (see Nilda), Rida, Selda, Thilda, Tilda▼, Valda, Velda▼, Vida▼, Vieda, Walda, Welda, Wilda▼, Willda, Wylda and Zelda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gilda.