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What does Marilda mean?

Marilda Pronunciation of Marilda [mar-il-da] as a name for girls is of Spanish and Old German derivation, and the name Marilda means "emerald; famous battle maid". Marilda is an alternate form of Esmeralda (Spanish). Marilda is also a derivative of Marelda (Old German).

Associated with: battle.


Marilda has 1 variant: Marrelda.

Creative forms:
(female) Marilma, Marilsa, ..

(male) Marilal, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marilda Zaina (M.Z.), ..

How popular is Marilda?

Marilda is a rare given name for women. Marilda is an equivalently rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. The only popular related form of Marilda (not ranked) is Esmeralda (#369 from recent data). Adoption of this form of Marilda reached its apex 17 years ago (adoption of 0.2%) and has become significantly lower since. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Esmeralda in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marilda is alike in pronunciation to Meralda. Other recommended names are Barinda, Batilda, Casilda, Darinda, Haralda, Harolda, Karida, Larinda, Mafalda, Magnilda, Maida, Majida, Malinda, Maltilda, Maranda, Marcila, Marella, Maria, Mariana, Marianda, Maricia, Mariela, Mariella, Marika, Marilee, Marilena, Marilin, Marilis, Marilisa, Marilla, Marilou, Marilu, Marilyn, Marina, Marinda, Marinna, Marisa, Marisha, Mariska, Marissa, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Mariza, Markeda, Marla, Marlea, Marylea, Matelda, Mathilda, Matilda, Matilde, Mirilla, Myrilla, Sarilda, Sarilia, Serilda and Zarinda. These names tend to be more frequently used than Marilda.

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