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Glenda

Glenda

The baby name Glenda is an old-fashioned option that is hard to find among young adults or children. It is the feminine version of Glenn. As of 2021, Glenda is a top 11,000 option for girls.

Meaning of the name Glenda:

Welsh: fair, good
Scottish: valley

Origin of the name Glenda:

The baby name Glenda originated as the feminine form of Glenn in Wales. It did not come to America until the twentieth century. Glenn was first a Scottish surname that comes from the Gaelic word “gleann.” It first existed in the United Kingdom in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Symbolism of the name Glenda:

The baby name Glenda has the same meaning as Glenn. In Scotland, it comes from the Gaelic word “gleann,” which translates to “valley.” In Wales, both names directly mean “fair” or “good.”

Style of the name Glenda:

Traditional

Gender of the name Glenda:

Glenda is a vintage name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Glenda:

GLEHN-duh

Number of syllables in the name Glenda:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Glenda:

Glenda is an old-fashioned and serious name. It is mature and strong.

Alternative spellings for the name Glenda:

  • Glendah
  • Glenndah
  • Glennda
  • Gllenda
  • Gllendah

Nicknames for the name Glenda:

  • Glen 
  • Glenny
  • Glennie
  • Glenni
  • Glendis
  • Glendie
  • Glendy
  • Gly

Popularity of the name Glenda:

Glenda first became a top 1,000 name in America in 1911 at rank 843. It got on the top 100 list in 1941, remaining there until 1952. Glenda ranked highest in 1944 at number 79. Glenda was last a top 1,000 name in 1989 at rank 898. As of 2021, Glenda is a top 11,000 option for girls.

Related names for the name Glenda:

Great middle names for Glenda and their meanings:

  • Ruth (friend, compassionate friend)
  • Bridget (power, vigor, strength)
  • Gabriella (devoted to God, God is my strength)
  • Augustina (great and magnificent)
  • Jocelyn (member of the Gauts)
  • Maria (star of the sea)
  • Louise (famous warrior)
  • Natalia (Christmas day, the Lord's birthday)

Famous people with the name Glenda:

Glendas in popular culture:

  • Glenda (character from “Glen or Glenda”)
  • Glenda Mitchell (character from “EastEnders”)
  • Glenda Farrell (character from “One Tree Hill”)
  • Glenda (character from “Hick”)
  • Glenda Slagg (character from “Private Eye”)
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