What does Nanda mean?
Nanda /nan-da/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name. Nanda's root is Old German, and the meaning of Nanda is "ready journey". Nanda is a version of Fernanda (Old German): from fard nand. Nandi is a popular surname.
How popular is Nanda?
Nanda is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#34554 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Popular related forms of Nanda (not ranked) appearing in the Top 1000 are Fernanda (#528 last year), Nan and Fern. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.456%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.1573%, ▼65.5%), with the versions Fern and Nan becoming less in vogue. Fernanda (#528) is the most chic birth name in this list. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Nanda and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)