Glenda

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Glenda

"Glenda" is a name of Welsh origin, and it means "Holy and Good". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name, coined in the twentieth century from Welsh glân (“holy, fair”) and da (“good”).

Notable Persons Named Glenda

Glenda Jackson is a for Hampstead, Kilburn, Member of Parliament, and forHampstead. She holds the title Glenda Jackson's voice. Glenda was born on May 9th, 1936 in Birkenhead.

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Glenda Farrell was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1928 to 1970. Glenda was born on June 30th, 1904 in Enid, Oklahoma, U.S. She died on May 1st, 1971.

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Glenda Hatchett is an office holder. Glenda was born on May 31st, 1951 in Atlanta.

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Glenda Ritz is a 43rd Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. Glenda was born in 1954 in Lafayette, Indiana. Glenda is also known as Glenda S. Neubauer.

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Glenda was born on March 8th, 1981.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Glenda

Glenda is a jazz and pop musician. She has been prominent since 2012. Glenda was born on September 3rd, 1988.

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Róbert Glenda is a soccer player for the FK Slovan Duslo Šaľa and FC Nitra. Róbert was born on March 6th, 1986 in Nitra.

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How popular is the baby name Glenda in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1900 5 5 0
1904 6 6 0
1905 11 11 0
1906 5 5 0
1907 10 10 0
1908 13 13 0
1909 15 15 0
1910 10 10 0
1911 26 26 0
1912 39 39 0
1913 48 48 0
1914 52 52 0
1915 68 68 0
1916 64 64 0
1917 81 81 0
1918 87 87 0
1919 78 78 0
1920 110 110 0
1921 117 117 0
1922 117 117 0
1923 123 123 0
1924 150 150 0
1925 143 143 0
1926 167 167 0
1927 162 162 0
1928 184 184 0
1929 184 184 0
1930 181 181 0
1931 230 230 0
1932 288 288 0
1933 680 680 0
1934 921 921 0
1935 1,151 1,144 7
1936 1,366 1,366 0
1937 1,550 1,536 14
1938 1,969 1,958 11
1939 2,295 2,287 8
1940 2,360 2,351 9
1941 2,654 2,643 11 #96 girl name
1942 3,107 3,090 17 #89 girl name
1943 3,420 3,401 19 #83 girl name
1944 3,377 3,367 10 #79 girl name
1945 2,972 2,962 10 #92 girl name
1946 3,576 3,568 8 #99 girl name
1947 4,162 4,155 7 #96 girl name
1948 3,845 3,831 14 #92 girl name
1949 3,988 3,976 12 #87 girl name
1950 4,224 4,215 9 #87 girl name
1951 4,142 4,135 7 #89 girl name
1952 3,890 3,880 10 #97 girl name
1953 3,663 3,657 6
1954 3,744 3,736 8
1955 3,353 3,342 11
1956 3,247 3,239 8
1957 3,207 3,199 8
1958 2,991 2,979 12
1959 2,846 2,839 7
1960 2,700 2,690 10
1961 2,608 2,598 10
1962 2,466 2,459 7
1963 2,056 2,048 8
1964 1,868 1,862 6
1965 1,519 1,514 5
1966 1,375 1,369 6
1967 1,108 1,108 0
1968 999 999 0
1969 943 943 0
1970 893 893 0
1971 781 781 0
1972 614 614 0
1973 566 566 0
1974 507 507 0
1975 447 447 0
1976 456 456 0
1977 403 403 0
1978 362 362 0
1979 297 297 0
1980 329 329 0
1981 310 310 0
1982 322 322 0
1983 284 284 0
1984 231 231 0
1985 212 212 0
1986 198 198 0
1987 183 183 0
1988 171 171 0
1989 205 205 0
1990 175 175 0
1991 165 165 0
1992 179 179 0
1993 143 143 0
1994 137 137 0
1995 135 135 0
1996 124 124 0
1997 118 118 0
1998 111 111 0
1999 86 86 0
2000 96 96 0
2001 86 86 0
2002 95 95 0
2003 89 89 0
2004 66 66 0
2005 89 89 0
2006 72 72 0
2007 75 75 0
2008 61 61 0
2009 57 57 0
2010 46 46 0
2011 48 48 0
2012 39 39 0
2013 32 32 0
2014 30 30 0
2015 27 27 0
2016 33 33 0

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Popularity of Glenda as a first name

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Common last names for Glenda

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Moore
  • Baker
  • Taylor
  • Anderson
  • Walker
  • Harris
  • Allen
  • Roberts

Fun Facts about the name Glenda

  • How Popular is the name Glenda? Glenda is the 607th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Glenda have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 109,301 babies born with the first name Glenda in the United States. That's more than enough people named Glenda to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Glenda? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Glenda first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Glenda is Wednesday, December 19th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Glenda born? The highest recorded use of the first name Glenda was in 1950 with a total of 4,215 babies. That's a lot of babies named Glenda!
  • Random Glenda Factoid: According to the 1953 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Glenda ranks 62nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, 124 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1953.
  • Weird things about the name Glenda: Your name in reverse order is Adnelg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Agdnel. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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