HILDA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: HIL-dÉ™ (English), HIL-dah (German, Dutch)   [key]
Meaning & History
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element hild "battle". The short form was used for both Old English and continental Germanic names. Saint Hilda of Whitby was a 7th-century English saint and abbess. The name became rare in England during the later Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Hylda (English), Hilde (German), Hilde (Dutch), Hildur (Swedish), Hildur (Norwegian), Hild (Anglo-Saxon)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Hildr (Ancient Scandinavian), Hildur (Icelandic), Ilda, Elda (Italian), Hildr (Norse Mythology)
Popularity
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