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GenderMasculine
PronouncedPron.HIL-də-brant German
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Meaning & History

Means "battle sword", derived from the Germanic element hild "battle" combined with brand "sword". This was the name of the hero of an 8th-century poem written in Old High German.
Other Languages & CulturesHidde Frisian

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 825

Categories

heroes, weapons
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute