GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: HIL-de-gahrt (German)   [key]
Meaning & History
Derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and gard "enclosure". Saint Hildegard was a 12th-century mystic from Bingen in Germany who was famous for her writings and poetry and also for her prophetic visions.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Hildegarde (German), Hildegarde (Swedish), Hildegarde (Norwegian), Hildegarde (Danish), Hildigardis (Ancient Germanic)
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