Given Name HILDA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: HIL-də (English), HIL-da (German), HIL-dah (Dutch)   [details]

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.

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VARIANTS: Hylda (English), Hilde (German), Hilde (Dutch), Hilde, Hildur (Norwegian), Hild (Anglo-Saxon)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hildr (Ancient Scandinavian), Hildur (Icelandic), Ilda, Elda (Italian), Hildr (Norse Mythology)
USER SUBMISSION: Hildá
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Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 821