Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. HIL-də(English)

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.

Related Names

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)
User SubmissionsĦilda, Hildá


People think this name is

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Name Days

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


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 821.

Entry updated February 4, 2020