"battle woman"

Hilda Origin and Meaning

The name Hilda is a girl's name of German origin meaning "battle woman".
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

  • Saint Hilda of WhitbyEnglish abbess
  • Hilda Doolittle aka H.D.American poet and novelist
  • Hilda Sophie Marie Adélaïde Wilhelmine de NassauWeilburg, Princess of Luxembourg
  • Hilda Charlotte WilhelminePrincess of Nassau, last Grand Duchess of Baden
  • Hilda Cathy Heine8th President of the Marshall Islands
  • Hilda Rix NicholasAustralian painter
  • Hilda Lucia Solis25th U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • Hilda Koronel (born Susan Reid)Filipina actress
  • Hilda GeiringerAustrian mathematician
  • Margaret Hilda ThatcherBritish Prime Minister
  • Hilda (b. 2018)daughter of Jennie McAlpine
  • Igerna Brünhilda "Hilda" Johnson SollasBritish naturalist

Hilda in Pop Culture

  • Hilda Bergfictional character in the 2017 video game "Cuphead"
  • Hilda Wadedetective in 'Hilda Wade, Hospital Nurse' by Grant Allen
  • Hilda Lesswayscharacter in 'The Clayhanger Family' series by Arnold Bennett
  • Hilda Alice Ogdencharacter on British soap "Coronation Street"
  • Hilda Spellmancharacter on TV's 'Sabrina, the Teenage Witch'
  • "Hot Ice" Hildacharacter in manga "Outlaw Star"
  • Hildacharacter in video game "Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds"
  • Hilda Hidalgocharacter in video game "Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles"
  • Hildaa main character in video game Pokemon Black and White
  • Hilda Hansoffcharacter in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
  • Hildamain character in graphic novel and animation series "Hilda"
  • Hilda Valentine Gonerilcharacter in Fire Emblem Three Houses video game

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