What does Brunhilda mean?
Brunhilda \b-runhil-da, br(u)-nhi-lda\ as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Brunhilda is "ready for battle". Heroine of the Siegfried legend made popular by the Ring cycle of operas by Richard Wagner. Brunhilda is one of the Valkyrie, maidens who ride into battle. The name has connotations of great physical strength.
Brunhilda has 20 variants: Brinhild, Brinhilda, Brinhilde, Brunhild, Brunhilde, Brunilda▼, Brunnhilda, Brunnhilde, Brynhild, Brynhilda, Brynhilde, Brynnhild, Brynnhilda, Brynnhilde, Hilda▼, Hilde, Hildi, Hildie, Hildy and Nilda▼.
Brunhilda is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Brunhilda is an unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Brunhilda and related names. Brunilda, Hilda and Nilda are the popular alternative forms of Brunhilda (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.5723%) and are now significantly less widespread, with the forms Brunilda, Hilda and Nilda becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)