The name Gilda is a girl's name of English origin meaning "covered with gold". Gilda and is often added to lists like Film Noir Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".
From the experts:
Gilda, although related to the words gold and gilded, has definitely tarnished. It once shimmered with the seductive image of Rita Hayworth in the torrid film Gilda, then was associated with the beloved early Saturday Night Live star Gilda Radner. In opera, Gilda lives on as the name of the daughter of Rigoletto.