What does Nelda mean?
Nelda /nel-da/ as a name for girls. Nelda's root is Greek, and the meaning of Nelda is "other, foreign; sun ray". Nelda is a variant form of Eleanor (Old French, Old German). Nelda is also a variation of Helen (Greek).
Nelda▼ has 20 alternative forms via Eleanor, Helen: Ella▲, Elna▼, Helana, Helena▲, Helia, Hella, Hellia, Ilka, Jelena, Leana, Lena▲, Leora▼, Nell▼, Nelle▼, Nelley, Nelli, Nellie▼, Nelly, Nora▲ and Yelena.Kreatif forms: Nelca, Nelna, Neltu. [more]
How popular is Nelda?
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. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name history of Nelda for girls. Nelda was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #285 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Eleanor (#78 a year ago), Ella (#17), Elna, Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Leana, Lena (#279), Leora, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly and Nora (#49) are the prominent varying forms of Nelda. Other variants, like Helana, are seldom used. These relations of Nelda were favored 114 years ago (average #350) and have become significantly less common since (#666, 48.6% less), with versions such as Helen becoming less fashionable. Helen has been the most recognizable form, though Ella is currently higher in the list.
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Nelda▼ is pronounced similarly to Nilda▼ and Nillda. Other recommended similar baby names are Alda▼, Allda, Celida, Golda▼, Heda, Hedda, Holda, Hulda▼, Hylda, Ieeda, Jenda, Kelda, Kenda, Leida, Lenda, Leoda, Leyda, Meda▼, Melida, Nada, Naida, Nanda, Nea, Neala, Nealla, Neda, Nedda, Neddra, Nedra▼, Neelia, Neelya, Neema, Neena, Neera, Negida, Neilla, Neina, Neka, Nel, Nela, Nelia, Nelida, Nella▼, Nelsea, Nelsy, Nena, Nenna, Neola, Nera, Nesha, Nesta, Neta▼, Netta, Nevsa, Niada, Nila▼, Nilsa▼, Noella, Nula, Reda, Reeda, Reida, Selda, Veda▼, Veeda, Veida, Velda▼, Vellda, Welda, Wellda, Wilda▼, Wylda and Zelda▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nelda.