"armed for battle"

Brunhilda Origin and Meaning

The name Brunhilda is a girl's name of Scandinavian, Norse origin meaning "armed for battle".

Variant of Brunhild, still clad in heavy armor. Though the heroine Brunhilda of Quentin Tarantino's recent film Django Unchained may have given this version of the name new appeal.

Brunhilda Popularity

Famous People Named Brunhilda

  • Brunhilda of AustrasiaVisigoth queen
  • Igerna Brünhilda "Hilda" Johnson SollasBritish naturalist

Brunhilda in Pop Culture

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