What does Glenda mean?
Glenda /glen-da/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced GLEN-dah. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Glenda is "pure; good".
Affiliated girl name: Glenna.more]
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. 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 Glynda, Glynis, Glinda, Glenna and Glenn. Variants like Glinnis are seldom used. Usage of these girl names was at its apex during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.276%) and is now much lower, with the forms Glenda and Glenna becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Gwenda. Like Glenda, this name is not commonly used.