What does Imelda mean?
Imelda /imel-da/ [3 sylls.] 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.
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 popularity of Imelda for girls. Imelda entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #844 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Imelda is pronounced similarly to Emelda. Like Imelda, this name is not commonly used.