Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈhɪl.də/(English) /ˈhɪl.da/(German) /ˈɦɪl.daː/(Dutch) /ˈil.da/(Spanish) /ˈhil.dɒ/(Hungarian)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Originally a short form of names containing the Old Frankish element hildi, Old High German hilt, Old English hild meaning "battle" (Proto-Germanic *hildiz). The short form was used for both Old English and continental Germanic names. Saint Hilda (or Hild) 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.

Related Names

VariantsHylda(English) Hilde(German) Hilde(Dutch) Hilde, Hildur(Norwegian) Hild(Anglo-Saxon)
Other Languages & CulturesHildur(Icelandic) Ilda, Elda(Italian) Hildr(Norse Mythology) Hildr(Old Norse)
User SubmissionsĦilda, Hildá


People think this name is

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Name Days

Austria: November 17
Estonia: September 17
Finland: February 22
France: November 17
Hungary: September 3
Latvia: December 17
Norway: December 15
Slovakia: December 11
Spain: November 17
Sweden: January 18


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 821.
Entry updated December 7, 2022