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What does Brunhilde mean?

Brunhilde Pronunciation of Brunhilde [brun-hilde] as a girls' name is an Old German name, and Brunhilde means "ready for battle". Brunhilde is a variant form of Brunhilda (Old German).

Associated with: battle.


Brunhilde has 8 variants: Brinhild, Brinhilde, Brunhild, Brunnhilde, Brynhild, Brynhilde, Brynnhild and Brynnhilde.

5 more alternative forms via Brunhilda: Brinhilda, Brunilda, Brunnhilda, Brynhilda and Brynnhilda.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Brunhilde Jaslyn (B.J.), ..

How popular is Brunhilde?

Brunhilde is a rare given name for females. Brunhilde is also a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only popular alternative form of Brunhilde (outside Top 2000) is Brunilda. Adoption of this form of Brunhilde was more pronounced among parents during 1960-1969. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brunilda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brunhilde and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bathild, Bathilda, Bathilde, Batilde (see Bathilda), Berthilda, Berthilde, Bertilde, Brande, Brandelle, Brandice, Brandie, Brandily (see Brandy), Brandilyn, Brandise, Branice, Brannde (see Brandy), Brendie, Brenie, Bride, Brighid, Brilie (see Briley), Bronnie, Brucie, Brucine (see Brucie), Brunella, Brunelle, Brunette, Brynelle, Brynlee, Bunnie, Clothilde, Grishilde, Gunhilda, Gunhilde (see Gunhilda), Klothilde, Magnhilde, Mathilde, Ragnhilde, Renilde, Reynilde (see Ragnild), Serhilde, Signilde (see Signa), Swanhilde, Swanilde and Thilde. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brunhilde.

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