Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. HUWL-da(German)

Meaning & History

Derived from Old Norse hulda meaning "hiding, secrecy". This was the name of a sorceress in Norse mythology. As a modern name, it can also derive from archaic Swedish huld meaning "gracious, sweet, lovable" [2].

Related Names

VariantHuld(Norse Mythology)
DiminutivesUlla(Swedish) Ulla(Norwegian) Ulla(Danish)
Same SpellingHulda (2)


People think this name is

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Name Days

Sweden: September 8


Sources & References

  1. Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from
  2. Nordic Names Wiki, available from

Entry updated February 4, 2020