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Gender: Female Meaning of Nelda: "one who lives by the alder tree" Origin of Nelda: English

The name Nelda is a girl's name of English origin meaning "one who lives by the alder tree". Nelda and is often added to lists like Girl Names That Mean Life and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rank these Names! (Girls)".

From the experts:

Occasionally heard in Ireland, small chance of success here.

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Famous People Named Nelda

Nelda Daniela Ramos, Argentine artist
Nelda Martinez, American politician
Nelda Gean Speaks, American politician
Nelda Garrone, Italian mezzo-soprano
Nelda Dorothea Ibe, Miss Globe Philippines 2017

Pop Culture References for the name Nelda


Wittyusername103 Says:


This is gorgeous!

-EagleEyes- Says:


I don't love the sound of this name, but Nellie and Nell make adorable nicknames!