"comrade in arms"

Hildegard Origin and Meaning

The name Hildegard is a girl's name meaning "comrade in arms".

Hildegard is an ancient name that sounds it, but it does have sweet short forms Hildie and Hilda to recommend it, as well as several illustrious historical bearers.

The second wife of Charlemagne was named Hildegard, as was the 12th century saint Hildegard of Bingen: a writer, composer, philosopher and polymath considered the founder of scientific natural history in Germany, and also known as the "Sibyl of the Rhine" for her visionary works.

In pop culture, Hildegard "Hildy" is a character in the 1940 film His Girl Friday, and the Hildegarde spelling belongs to a Valkyrie in the Marvel series of comics, as well as one of the magical aunts from the TV show Sabrina the Teenage Witch (nicknamed Hilda).

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Famous People Named Hildegard

  • Saint Hildegard of Bingenmedieval German mystic
  • Hildegard of the Vinzgausecond wife of Charlemagne
  • Hildegard Frieda Albertine KnefGerman actress
  • Hildegard WesterkampCanadian composer
  • Hildegard HammBrücher, German politician

Hildegard in Pop Culture

  • Hildegard von Kronecharacter in the Soul Calibur video games
  • Hildegard Hamhockercharacter in comic strip "Tumbleweed" by T. K. Ryan
  • Hildegard "Hilda" Spellmancharacter in the Sabrina, the Teenage Witch series
  • Princess Hildegardcharacter from Disney Junior's "Sofia the First"