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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.HIL-də English
HIL-da German
HIL-dah Dutch
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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.
VariantsHylda English Hilde German Hilde Dutch Hilde, Hildur Norwegian Hild Anglo-Saxon
Other Languages & CulturesHildr Ancient Scandinavian Hildur Icelandic Ilda, Elda Italian Hildr Norse Mythology
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Sources & References

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

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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute