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Meaning & History
Probably an Old Norse form of an unknown Algonquin or Beothuk name, though the second element coincides with Old Norse hildr "battle". (The Beothuk people, now extinct, were a Native American tribe who originally inhabited Newfoundland, Canada.) This was the name of an Aboriginal woman briefly mentioned in the Viking saga 'Saga of Erik the Red'.