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Also Romansh.
Source: "Vornamen in der Schweiz. Prénoms en Suisse. I nomi in Svizzera. Prenoms in Svizra" (1993) published by the Association of Swiss registrars.
https://rm.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imelda_Coray-Monn
Imelda was the name of Miguel's great great grandma in the 2016 movie "Coco".
Usages: Hungarian

Pronunciation: ee-MHEL-dah

Meaning: Cognate of IRMHILD.

(Information from name #348353 originally submitted by user epresvanilia)
Also Hungarian: https://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imelda
Also Polish: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imelda
My aunt's confirmation name is Imelda, and her name was bad enough to start with. I don't like it.
I know that for many people in the US or other countries this name is associated mostly with Imelda Marcos and not liked, though I do like Imelda. It is a strong name, but to me it also has a whimsical, kind of girly feel. Plus here it is very rare, which also gives it some charm.
Here in Poland the name Imelda is extremely rare and hardly ever heard of, from what I know there haven't been any children in recent years that would be given this name. Still though, it is a little known, thanks to Imelda Lambertini and our Polish blessed nun Maria Imelda Żak, and from what I know it is sometimes used by nuns in Roman Catholic monasteries.
Imelda May (born Imelda Mary Clabby, now Imelda Mary Higham) is an Irish singer-songwriter from Dublin, as well as television presenter.
Blessed sister Maria Imelda (born Jadwiga Żak) was a Polish nun and martyr.
Old ladyish.
I know a Spanish-Italian Imelda living in the UK, and while the original pronunciation is ee-mel-dah, she usually pronounces it im-el-duh (the "i" pronounced like in the word "is").
Imelda was the name of a major character in the recent Pixar movie, Coco.
I honestly don't think it's as bad as a lot of people make it out to be.
Imelda Marcos, famously corrupt wife of the famously corrupt leader of the Philippines, was renown for her huge shoe collection. If I hear the name Imelda, I immediately think of an evil, spoilt woman with thousands of shoes!
The Irish rockabilly/blues singer Imelda May bears this name and it was also the name of Angeline Ball's character in the 1991 film The Commitments. Imelda is quite a popular name in Ireland.
It sounds too close to the hideous name Ima, and it makes me immediately think of the ghastly Imelda Marcos.
Imelda is the maid of Astrid and Robert Prescott in the novel Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult.
A famous bearer is Imelda Marcos, former First Lady and political figure in the Philippines.
Actress Imelda Staunton is a famous bearer of this name. In 2005 she was nominated for an Oscar for her title role in Vera Drake.

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