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Gilda is a vintage girls' name that we don't hear much anymore, even though it was quite popular during the early 20th century. Even though it's old-fashioned, it's been on the rise recently, and could very well make its way back onto the list of the top 1,000 baby names for girls in the next few years as many “Grandma names” have recently. It pairs well with most middle names, and it has plenty of pop culture influence, ranging from an opera to an infamous film noir.

Meaning of the name Gilda:

English: Golden, sacrifice

Origin of the name Gilda:

There are two trains of thought when it comes to the meaning of Gilda. One is that it means “golden” or “covered in gold,” and it is derived from the word “gilded.” It is also thought to mean “sacrifice.”

Symbolism of the name Gilda:

Because of its meaning “golden,” or its association with the Gilded Age, Gilda could be symbolic of something shiny, new, and successful or prosperous.

Baby name Gilda


Style of the name Gilda:


Gender of the name Gilda:

Gilda is a name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Gilda:


Number of syllables in the name Gilda:


Emotion evoked from the name Gilda:

The baby name Gild evokes images of someone who is quiet and very mature.

Alternative spellings for the name Gilda:

  • Gillda
  • Gylda
  • Gyllda

Nicknames for the name Gilda:

  • Gillie
  • Gilly
  • Jill
  • Gil

Popularity of the name Gilda:

According to the Social Security Administration, Gild was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States between 1907 and 1961. It was most popular in 1927 when it ranked at number 381. It last ranked at number 972 in 1961.

Related names for the name Gilda:

Great middle names for Gilda and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Gilda:

  • Gilda Radner (actress, comedian)
  • Gilda Ruta (musician)
  • Gilda Rizza (opera singer)
  • Gild Langer (actress)
  • Gilda Gelati (ballerina)

Gildas in popular culture:

  • Gilda (character in the opera “Rigoletto”)
  • Gilda Dent (character in the “Batman” series)
  • GildaGriffon (character on the show “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”)
  • Gilda Besse (character in the movie “Head in the Clouds”)
  • Gilda Goldstag (character in the “Monster High” universe)
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