Meaning and name origin
Glenda \g-len-da, gl(e)-nda\ as a girl's 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 an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Glenda for girls. Glenda reached its highest rank of #97 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Glenda and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Glenna, Glynda, Glinda, Glynis and Glenda. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Gwenda. Like Glenda, this name is not commonly used.