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Gender: F Meaning of Brunhilda: "armed for battle" Origin of Brunhilda: Norse

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Sounds like what it means--and any little Brunhilda better be armed for battle, out on the playground. Equally problematic: BRUNHILD, BRUNHILDE, BRUNNHILDE. Though the heroine Brunhilda of Quentin Tarantino's recent film Django Unchained gave the name new appeal.

Famous People Named Brunhilda

Brunhilda of Austrasia, Visigoth queen

Pop Culture References for the Name Brunhilda

Brenhilda (sic), Countess of Paris, character in Sir Walter Scott's 1832 novel Count Robert of Paris
"Broom-Hilda," comic strip about a green witch
Broomhilda "Hildy" Von Shaft, Kerry Washington's character in movie "Django Unchained"