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What does Imelda mean?

Imelda Pronunciation of Imelda as a girls' name is pronounced ee-MEL-dah. It is of Old German and Italian origin, and the meaning of Imelda is "universal battle". The name of a 14th-century virgin Spanish saint. Also made famous by Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos. Actress Imelda Staunton.


ASSOCIATED WITH battle, virgin, saint, lady (noble)


VARIANTS Amelda, Himalda, Imalda, Ymelda



Imelda Magdalene (I.M.), ..

How popular is Imelda?

Imelda is a very popular first name for women (#888 out of 4276, Top 21%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Imelda entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #887 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Imelda is pronounced similarly to Emelda. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aeeda, Amada, Amalida, Amanda, Amelia, Amelida, Amelya, Beda, Breeda, Emelea, Emelia, Freada, Fredda, Gerda, Gilda, Giselda, Gwenda, Hameida, Hulda, Hylda, Iberia, Ida, Idalia, Idella, Ieeda, Igeria, Ilena, Ilka, Illia, Ima, Iola, Irena, Irenea, Irenka, Irida, Ismenia, Isold (see Isolde), Isolda, Isolde, Iveta, Ivetta, Iyeeda (see Aida), Jenda, Kelda, Kellda (see Kelda), Leda, Leyda, Matelda, Meda, Melida, Nelda, Nelida, Nilda, Nillda (see Nilda), Orelda, Orielda, Reda, Reida, Romalda, Romilda, Selda, Theda, Thilda, Valda, Veda, Veeda, Velda, Wallda, Welda, Wilda, Ysolda, Zelda, Zellda and Zenda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Imelda.

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