Meaning and name origin
Brunhilda \b-runhil-da, br(u)-nhi-lda\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Brinhild, Brinhilda, Brinhilde, Brunhild, Brunhilde, Brunnhilda, Brunnhilde, Brynhild, Brynhilda, Brynhilde, Brunilda▼, Brynnhild, Brynnhilda, Brynnhilde, Hilda▼, Hilde, Hildi, Hildie, Hildy and Nilda▼.
Brunhilda is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Brunhilda and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nilda, Hilda and Brunilda. (2014 statistics).