What does Nelda mean?
Nelda \n(e)-lda, nel-da\ as a name for girls. Nelda's roots are Old French, Old German and Greek, and the meaning of Nelda is "other, foreign; sun ray". Nelda is a variant of Eleanor (Old French, Old German). Nelda is also a variation of Helen (Greek). Mythology: the abduction of Zeus's mortal daughter.
Nelda is a very popular first name for women (#730 out of 4276, Top 17%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Nelda for girls. Nelda was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #285 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Eleanor (#78 a year ago), Ella (#17), Elna, Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Lena (#279), Leora, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly and Nora (#49) are the prominent varying forms of Nelda. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 and have become significantly less popular since, with versions such as Helen, Nelda, Nell, Nelle and Nellie falling out of fashion. The most trendy names for newborns among these are Eleanor (#78), Ella (#17), Helena (#502), Lena (#279) and Nora (#49), with these names going through a rekindling in usage. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nelda and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Nelda▼ is pronounced similarly to Nilda▼ and Nillda. Other recommended similar baby names are Kelda, Neda, Nedda, Nela, Nelia, Nelida, Nella▼, Selda, Velda▼, Welda and Zelda▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nelda.