What does Glenda mean?
Glenda \g-len-da, gl(e)-nda\ as a girls' name is pronounced GLEN-dah. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Glenda is "fair; good". Literary: Glinda was the name of the good witch in Frank Baum's "The Wizard of Oz". See also Glynis. Actress Glenda Jackson.
For more information, see also the related girl name Glenna.
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. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Glenda for girls. Glenda was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #97 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Glenda and related names. Prominent varying forms of Glenda are Glynis, Glynda, Glinda and Glenna. Usage of these girl names was at its apex during 1940-1949 and is now much lower, with the forms Glenna and Glenda becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Gwenda. Like Glenda, this name is not commonly used.