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What does Brynhild mean?

Brynhild Pronunciation of Brynhild [bryn-hild] as a girls' name has its root in Old German, and the name Brynhild means "ready for battle". Brynhild is a variant form of Brunhilda (Old German).

Associated with: battle.


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

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

Creative forms:
(female) Bebhild, Brayhild, ..

(male) Brynbail, Brynbrad, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brynhild Shyanne (B.S.), ..

How popular is Brynhild?

Brynhild is an uncommon given name for females. Brynhild is an equivalently unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only popular related form of Brynhild (outside Top 2000) is Brunilda. This form of Brynhild reached the top of its popularity in the 1960s. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bathild, Bathilda, Bathilde, Berthilda, Berthilde, Brand, Brandala (see Brandy), Brandeli (see Brandy), Brandell, Brandi, Brandice, Brandie, Brandii (see Brandy), Brandily (see Brandy), Brandilyn, Brandin, Brandis, Brandise, Branell (see Brandy), Brani, Branice, Branyell (see Brandy), Breila, Brendell, Brendie, Brendyl, Brenie, Brid, Bridgid, Brighid, Brigid, Brily, Bronia, Bronnie, Bronwin, Brunella, Brunelle, Brydgit, Brydie, Brydjitt, Brygid, Brygit, Bryjit (see Bridget), Bryleigh, Bryly (see Briley), Bryn, Bryna, Brynda, Brynelle, Brynlee, Brynn, Brynna, Brynnan, Brynne, Bryonie, Brytni, Bryttine, Klothild, Otthild, Ragnhild, Ragnild, Reinheld, Signild (see Signa), Swanhild and Swanild. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brynhild.

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