Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

From Old Norse hildr meaning "battle", making it a cognate of Hilda. In Norse legend this was the name of a valkyrie.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHild, Hilda(Anglo-Saxon) Hilda(Danish) Hilda, Hilde(Dutch) Hilda(English) Hilda(Finnish) Hilda, Hilde(German) Hilda(Germanic) Hilda(Hungarian) Hildur(Icelandic) Ilda, Elda(Italian) Hilda, Hilde, Hildur(Norwegian) Hilda(Spanish) Hilda(Swedish)


Sources & References

  1. Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from
Entry updated December 7, 2022