Nelda is a derivative (Irish) of the Scottish Neilina.
Nelda is also a derivative of the English Nell.
Nelda is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1938, 0.050% of baby girls were named Nelda. It was #266 in rank then. The baby name has fallen out of favor since then, and is currently of only irregular use. Within all girl names in its family, Nelda was nevertheless the most popular in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Nelda: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"