What does Imelda mean?
Imelda [imel-da] as a girls' name is pronounced ee-MEL-dah. It is of Old German and Italian origin, and the meaning of Imelda is "universal battle". The name of a 14th-century virgin Spanish saint. Also made famous by Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos. Actress Imelda Staunton.
(female) Imelna, Imelte, ..
(male) Imelid, Imelin, ..
How popular is Imelda?
Imelda is a very popular first name for women (#888 out of 4276, Top 21%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Imelda for girls. Imelda entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #887 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Imelda is pronounced similarly to Emelda. Other suggested similar names are Aeeda, Amada, Amalida, Amanda▼, Amelia▲, Amelida, Amelya, Beda, Breeda, Emelea, Emelia▲, Freada, Fredda, Gerda, Gilda▼, Giselda, Gwenda, Hameida, Hulda▼, Hylda, Iberia, Ida▼, Idalia, Idella▼, Ieeda, Igeria, Ilena, Ilka, Illia, Ima▼, Iola▼, Irena, Irenea, Irenka, Irida, Ismenia, Isold (see Isolde), Isolda, Isolde, Iveta, Ivetta, Iyeeda (see Aida), Jenda, Kelda, Kellda (see Kelda), Leda, Leyda, Matelda, Meda▼, Melida, Nelda▼, Nelida, Nilda, Nillda (see Nilda), Orelda, Orielda, Reda, Reida, Romalda, Romilda, Selda, Theda▼, Thilda, Valda, Veda▲, Veeda, Velda▼, Wallda, Welda, Wilda▼, Ysolda, Zelda▲, Zellda and Zenda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Imelda.See names in meaning and etymology.