Glenda – Meaning of the name
[ 2 syll. glen–da, gl-e-nda ] The girl name Glenda is pronounced GLEHNDah †. Glenda has its origins in the Welsh language. It is used largely in the German and Welsh languages. Derived from glan meaning ‘clean, holy‘ ; da meaning ‘good‘. The name is a recent coinage. Variants of Glenda include Glanda (English), Glinda (English), and Glynda (English). Glennie (pet form in English) and Glennda (variant spelling in English) are other forms of Glenda. See also the related forms, Glenn (English, Irish, and Scottish) and Glen (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 2009.