[ 2 syll. glen-da, gl-e-nda ] The baby girl name Glenda is pronounced as GLEHNDaa †. Glenda has its origins in the Welsh and Celtic languages. It is used largely in the English, German, and Welsh languages. Welsh origin: It is derived from glan meaning 'clean, holy' ; da 'good'. The name is a recent coinage.
In addition, Glenda is a variation (Welsh) of Glenna (English).
Glenda is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1944 with 0.246% of baby girls being given the name Glenda. It was #79 in rank then. The baby name has dropped out of favor since then, and is currently of only sporadic use. Among all girl names in its family, Glenda was nonetheless the most popular in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Glenda: G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"