Not a fan. Though I do think of Glenda the Good Witch upon hearing this name...
noisynora  12/7/2020
Allegedly also occasionally used in Hungary:
Frollein Gladys  11/18/2020
Allegedly also occasionally used in Galician:
Frollein Gladys  8/28/2020
Unattractive and dated.
someone-  7/5/2020
So cute!
― Anonymous User  6/2/2020
I don't think it's likely that Glenda was originally created from the Welsh words. I think it was created as a conscious or unconscious blend of names like Glenna and Brenda and was reinterpreted with the Welsh meaning later.

There is no particular connection with Wales found with the earliest examples in either the UK or USA censuses. The earliest sure example in the UK census is Glenda Day, born 1864 in Somerset. The earliest Welsh example is Glenda Dorren Parry, born 1910 in Monmouthshire.

The earliest possible Glenda in the USA census is Glenda Boswell of Indiana, born 1856, listed as "Glendy" in the 1860 census and "Glenda" in the 1870 census. [noted -ed]
clevelandkentevans  5/3/2020
I was named after movie star Glenda Farrell in 1938.
Glenda Ashcraft  2/19/2020
Glenda is not the worst name I’ve ever heard (it’s hard to be uglier then Agatha) but, I think Glinda is better. Who wouldn’t want to name their daughter after a beautiful, wise, and powerful sorceress?
― Anonymous User  8/23/2019
Nope. Enda names are not my favourite.
kayisforkeen  9/8/2018
I actually think that this is really cute and the meaning is lovely! I hope it will make a comeback.
― Anonymous User  10/6/2017
Glenda Elisabeth Gray is a South African physician and scientist specializing in the care of children and in HIV medicine and was awarded South Africa's highest honor, the Order of Mapungubwe.
cutenose  4/20/2017
The name means pure, clean and good. How could someone say it was ugly and outdated? I happen to like my name, and you would to if you knew me. See, people associate a name with the last person they knew with the name.
Good Witch  10/19/2016
The name Glenda was given to 27 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
Glenda: ugly and dated.
― Anonymous User  4/7/2016
The name Glenda was given to 38 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
I like this name, it is elegant. But for when you child is heavy.
nuvola  2/2/2012
I like the meaning, but the way the name sounds isn't exactly pleasing to my ear.
Black_X  5/5/2010
The only Glenda I've ever known was named after her father, Glen. I don't like this name much, because it reminds me of the famously awful movie about cross-dressing by the famously awful director Ed Wood called "Glen or Glenda?"
queenv  10/17/2007
Does anyone else think of Glenda, the Good Witch from the Wizard of Oz? :)
PVega  3/18/2006
No her name is Glinda. Not Glenda, although I'm sure this is where he got his name. Of course there's always Galinda. Hehe.
faeriegeek  7/24/2006
It's true that in the Wizard of Oz it was Glinda, but 1) I can't find it here and 2) If you pronounce it the difference is very small. Sorry for my English:)
starie  9/27/2009
A famous bearer of this name is British actress Glenda Jackson.
alberto  12/27/2005

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