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pinWhat 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.


Glenda has 3 variants: Glennda, Glinda and Glynda.

Affiliated girl name: Glenna.

Glenda has 8 more alternative forms via Glen, Glynis: Glenn, Glenne, Glennis, Glenys, Glinys, Glyn, Glynae and Glynn.

Kreatif forms: Glenga, Glenla, Glenra. [more]

pinHow 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)

Shown below is the baby name history 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 Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Glenda name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Glenda outside U.S.

Below is a graphed comparison of the statistics of Glenda and related names. Prominent varying forms of Glenda are Glynda, Glynis, Glinda, Glenna and Glenn. Other variants, like Glenys, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Glenda was at its apex in the 1940s (adoption of 0.276%) and is now lower, with forms like Glenna falling out of fashion.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Glenda, Glenn, Glenna, Glinda, Glynda, Glynis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Glenda and related baby names outside U.S.

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Recommended similar baby names are Aleda, Aleida, Alena, Alenka, Alinda, Belenda, Blanda, Brenda, Elena, Elinda, Gaenna, Galena, Geena, Geenia, Geenya, Geerda, 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.