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Gender: F Meaning of Hilda: "battle woman" Origin of Hilda: German

Short for Brunhilda, the operatic Valkyrie of Teutonic legend, Hilda still has not quite shaken off that image that image. Though with the resurgence of Matilda, she might just have a bit of a comeback.

On its softer side, St. Hilda is the patron saint of learning, culture and poetry; Hilda Doolittle was the poet known as H. D. Hilda was a Top 100 name in the early decades of the twentieth century, hanging in until 1986--her image not helped by the green-complected comic strip character Broom-Hilda. Still popular in Sweden, where she now ranks at Number 77.

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Famous People Named Hilda

Pop Culture References for the Name Hilda

Hilda Wade, detective in 'Hilda Wade, Hospital Nurse' by Grant Allen
Hilda Lessways, character in 'The Clayhanger Family' series by Arnold Bennett
Hilda Spellman, character on 'Sabrina, the Teenage Witch'
"Hot Ice" Hilda, character on 'Outlaw Star'
Hilda, characer in the Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Hilda Hidalgo, character in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
'Hild' (2013), novel by Nicola Griffith

Hildie, Hildy, Hylda

Hilda's International Variations

Ildikó (Hungarian) Hilde (Scandinavian)

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