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Origin: South Africa
Region Origin: Southern Africa

Glenda is a feminine name with predominant usage in English-speaking cultures. It is derived from the Welsh words "glân," which means "pure," "clean," or "holy," and "da," which means "good". The name is also associated with the Scottish Gaelic word "gleann," symbolizing a "valley". The name Glenda has been popularized by famous bearers such as actress Glenda May Jackson, who achieved the American Triple Crown of Acting with two Academy Awards, three Emmy Awards, and a Tony award. The name's origin is not entirely clear, but it is believed to have been created as a combination of the Welsh words and later reinterpreted with the meaning "pure" and "good".

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