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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]

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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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nelda name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nelda outside U.S.

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.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nelda, Eleanor, Ella, Elna, Helen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Helena, Leana, Lena, Leora, Nell in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nelle, Nellie, Nelly, Nora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Ella, Lena, Nellie, Nora outside U.S.

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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.