What does Glenda mean?
Glenda [glen-da] as a girls' name is pronounced GLEN-dah. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Glenda is "pure; good". From glān "clean, holy" and da "good". May also be a feminine of Glen. Literary: Glinda was the name of the good witch in Frank Baum's "The Wizard of Oz". See also Glynis. Actress Glenda Jackson.
Affiliated girl name: Glenna.Creative forms:
(female) Glenga, Glenta, ..
(male) Gleny, .. Middle name pairings:
Glenda Keily (G.K.), ..
How popular is Glenda?
Glenda is a very popular first name for females (#242 out of 4276, Top 6%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Glenda was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #92 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Glenda are Glinda, Glynda, Glynis, Glennis, Glenna, Glenn and Glen. Other variants, like Glynae, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Glenda was at its apex in the 1940s (adoption of 0.25%), but now, forms like Glenna have fallen out of fashion.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Aleda, Aleida, Alena▲, Alenka, Alinda, Belenda, Blanda, Brenda▼, Elena▲, Elinda, Gaenna, Galena, Geena, Geenia, Geenya, Geerda (see Gerda), Gena▼, Genia, Genna, Genya, Gerda, Gleana, Glenis, Grenada, Guenna, Gwenda, Gwenna, Gwynda, Ilena, Jenda, Kenda, Lenda, Oleda, Olena, Olenka, Olenya, Olinda, Olynda, Wenda and Zenda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Glenda.See names in meaning and etymology.