Given Name HILDEBRAND

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: HIL-də-brant (German)   [details]

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.

Categories

heroes, weapons
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hidde (Frisian)

Sources & References

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