Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage English (Rare)
Other Forms FormsGoldyn, Goldinn
Either from the English word golden (from Old English gyldan "made of gold") or the surname Golden, originally given as a nickname to someone with blond hair. According to Dunkling & Gosling (1986): "A use of the word as feminine first name. Several examples have been noted from late 19th-century records, and one occurrence in 1915. Modern form of the name, very rarely used, appears to be Goldie. GOLDA also found in the 1960s and '70s, presumably with reference to the former Israeli Premier, Mrs Golda Meir."