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

Brunhilda Origin and Meaning

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

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.

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indiajuliet Says:


The spanish language, for one.

I do agree the 'h' is pronounced in this name.

shadykate Says:


How is that racist? Some people just may not like the name.

Dietrich Says:


Why would you not?

What language has silent H?

It is broon-HIL-dah.

Dietrich Says:


Adelheid Brunnhilde
Irmingard Brunnhilde

Dietrich Says:


Why "clunky" though?

FantasyandPrayer Says:


How do people pronounce this? Do you pronounce the H or not? (I never have but I'm unsure, without sounds lovely to me though)

Mhill46 Says:


I love both Bruna and Hilda. Not sure about this one, which is almost like a combination of the two. It might grow on me but for now, It's just "eh"

Miri Says:



Daiseymae Says:


I knew a person with this name, and she was made fun of at school.

Floris Says:


I see tall, statuesque woman with a black belt in some kind of martial art and... maybe a defense attorney? Or a teacher :)

Floris Says:


Would be lovely as a middle name.
Clarissa Brunhilda, Miranda Brunhilda, Louisa Brunhilda.... It's sooo cute imo :)!!

MaryKathryn Says:


This is unique and sits on the tongue well

awheezie Says:


I worked with a girl nn Bruny and thought was a cute name

ashbee Says:


Clunky medieval loveliness. A visigoth queen and viking shield-maiden. NN Hildy softens it.

Zelliew Says:


She's "armed for battle" - no shrinking violet. I see a rather biggish woman who takes no nonsense

DaisyMaisie Says:


i think this is a cute name...