Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Means "chief, warrior", a derivative of Old Norse hildr "battle". This is the name of a character in the Norse tale Frithiof's Saga.

Related Names

Feminine FormsHildr(Old Norse) Hildr(Norse Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesHidde(Frisian) Hilding(Swedish)


Sources & References

  1. Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from
Entry updated January 21, 2022