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What does Glenda mean?

Glenda Pronunciation of Glenda as a girls' name is pronounced GLEN-dah. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Glenda is "pure; good". From glān "clean, holy" and da "good". May also be a feminine of Glen. Literary: Glinda was the name of the good witch in Frank Baum's "The Wizard of Oz". See also Glynis. Actress Glenda Jackson. Also form of Glenna.


ASSOCIATED WITH pure (virgin), good, literary


VARIANTS Glennda, Glinda, Glynda

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA GLEN, GLYNIS Glenn, Glenne, Glennis, Glenys, Glinys, Glyn, Glynae, Glynn



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How popular is Glenda?

Glenda is a very popular first name for females (#242 out of 4276, Top 6%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Glenda was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #92 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not listed at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Glenda name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Glenda are Glen, Glenn, Glenna, Glennis, Glinda, Glynda and Glynis. Other variants, like Glynae, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Glenda was at its apex in the 1940s (ADOPTION OF 0.28%), but now, forms like Glenda have fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Glenda, Glen, Glenn, Glenna, Glennis in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Glinda, Glynda, Glynis in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Aleda, Aleida, Alena, Alenka, Alinda, Belenda, Blanda, Brenda, Elena, Elinda, Gaenna, Galena, Geena, Geenia, Geenya, Geerda (see Gerda), Gena, Genia, Genna, Genya, Gerda, Gleana, Glenis, Grenada, Guenna, Gwenda, Gwenna, Gwynda, Ilena, Jenda, Kenda, Lenda, Oleda, Olena, Olenka, Olenya, Olinda, Olynda, Wenda and Zenda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Glenda.

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