Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

From Old Norse svanr "swan" and hildr "battle", a Scandinavian cognate of Swanhild. In the Norse epic the Völsungasaga she is the daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun.

Related Names

VariantSvanhildr(Norse Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesSchwanhild, Swanhild, Swanhilda, Swanhilde(German) Swanahilda(Germanic) Svanhildur, Svana(Icelandic) Swanahildiz(Old Germanic) Svanhildr(Old Norse)


Name Days

Norway: February 13


Entry updated December 7, 2022