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Gender: Female Meaning of Hildegarde: "comrade in arms" Origin of Hildegarde: German

The name Hildegarde is a girl's name of German origin meaning "comrade in arms". Hildegarde and is often added to lists like Names No Girl May Be Cool Enough For and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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Unfortunate name that evokes a caricature of heavy, plodding, Teutonic stodginess.

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Famous People Named Hildegarde

Saint Hildegarde of Bingen, medieval German mystic
(June) Hildegarde Flanner, American poet and activist
Hildegarde Naughton, Irish Senator
Hildegarde Dolson Lockridge, American novelist
Hildegarde Howard, American paleornithologist
Hildegarde of Burgundy, Duchess of Gascony and Aquitaine as wife of William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine

Pop Culture References for the name Hildegarde

Hildegarde, character in "The South Wind of Love" by Compton Mackenzie
Hildegarde, female alter ego on TV's "Bosom Buddies"
Princess Hildegarde, character on animated series "Sofia the First"
Mother Hildegarde de Gascogne, character in Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series

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