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

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

Pop Culture References for the name Hilda

Hildie, Hildy, Hylda

Hilda's International Variations

Ildikó (Hungarian) Hilde (Scandinavian)


mamanmia Says:


i actually prefer Hilda to Hilary :)

Mhill46 Says:


There's something about this I really like

scblovesnames Says:


I really like this, and it's one of my great-aunts names.

Sillysarahlily Says:


I love this name

cabosanmucus Says:


guilty pleasure 😋

Saffron_Rice Says:


Hilda of Whitby is an iconic British historical figure but Hilary is so much prettier a name.