Gilda Meaning and Origin

The name Gilda is a girl’s name meaning “sacrifice” and is of Italian and Germanic origin. A feminine short form of names containing gild ‘sacrifice’. Gilda can also be derived from the Old Germanic name “Gisil,” which means “pledge” or “hostage.” The name Gilda had its peak popularity in the mid-20th century, particularly in the 1940s and 1950s. he name Gilda gained significant recognition due to its association with the film of the same name. In the film “Gilda,” Rita Hayworth played the seductive and enigmatic character Gilda, which made the name synonymous with femme fatale and sensuality. Some variations of the name Gilda include Gildy, Gildas, and Gilde.

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