Gilda Name Meaning & Origin
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My name is Gilda. My mother named me after a movie made in the 40's. the name of the movie is "Gilda." The role of "Gilda" was played by the actress Rita Hayworth. The movie was popular and those who remember the movie talked of how good the movie was in their day and I was told that I needed to see this movie. It is a very good movie and my friends have enjoyed watching this movie, even my 9 yr.old granddaughter. I went to school with another girl named Gilda and her mother named her after this movie as well. I have not seen anything with the name already printed on it. The name makes for good conversation. My generation of people say that they love the name because it is so unique. Of course, people want to know where did my mother get the name and then they want to know what the movie is about.
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I have never had a nickname. I think the name is too short to shorten any further. The difficulty is people remembering that the name begins with a "G" and not "H."
- Meanings and history of the name Gilda
There are several versions of the name. The origins vary.
Celtic name meaning "servant of God."
Italian name derived from the Germanic element gild, meaning "sacrifice."
Old English name meaning "coated with gold; gilded."
- Famous real-life people named Gilda
Gilda Radner, comedienne
Gilda Marx, fitness expert
Gilda Gray, American actress & dancer who popularized the "shimmy"
- Gilda in song, story & screen
Rita Hayworth sings in the movie. In the movie, "Gilda" Rita Hayworth plays the role of a very beautiful, seductive, and manipulative woman. To my knowledge, there are no songs written of a "Gilda"
Gilda, daughter of Rigoletto (opera)