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What does Brunhilda mean?

Brunhilda /brun-hil-da/ 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.

Associated with: battle, heroine, legend (mythology), operas, great, 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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Brunhilla, Brunhilna, ..

(male) Brunhilban, Brunhilham, ..

How popular is Brunhilda?

Brunhilda is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Brunhilda is an unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Brunhilda were favored during 1900-1909 (average #1366), but now, the form Hilda has become less trendy. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brunilda, Hilda, Nilda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hilda outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Arnalda, Arnolda, Averhilda (see Averil), Bathild, Bathilda, Bathilde, Batilda, Berthilda, Berthilde, Bertilda, Bonfilia, Branda, Brandala (see Brandy), Brandily (see Brandy), Brandilyn, Breila, Brenda, Brennda (see Brenda), Brighid, Brigida, Brinda, Briseida, Bronia, Brucina, Bruna, Brunella, Brunelle, Brunetta, Brynda, Clothilda, Everhilda (see Averil), Grishelda, Gunhilda, Gunhilde (see Gunhilda), Gunilda, Gunnhilda (see Gunhilda), Klothilda (see Clotilda), Magnilda, Mathilda, Otthilda (see Otthild), Ragnhilda, Ragnilda, Renilda, Reynilda, Serhilda, Signilda (see Signa), Swanhilda, Swanilda and Thilda. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brunhilda.