What does Hilda mean?
Hilda [hil-da] as a girls' name is pronounced HILL-dah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Hilda is "battle".
From hild. Saint Hilda (seventh century) was a Northumbrian princess who became a much-esteemed abbess of her time in England. Hilda was the name for one of the Valkyries.
(female) Halda, Hildai, ..
(male) Hildaw, Hillet, ..
How popular is Hilda?
Hilda is a very popular first name for females (#263 out of 4276, Top 6%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Hilda for girls. Hilda reached its top position of #99 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Hilda▼ is pronounced similarly to Hildi, Holda, Hulda▼, Huldah and Huldie. Other recommended names are Aida, Alda▼, Allda, Awilda, Cinda, Gilda▼, Golda▼, Hailea, Hala, Halea, Halia, Halma, Heda, Hedda, Heida, Helga, Helia, Hella, Helma, Helsa, Hiba, Hilal, Hill, Hille, Hilly, Hilma▼, Himalda (see Imelda), Hind, Hinda, Hinde, Hinna, Holde (see Holda), Huda, Hynda, Kelda, Lida▼, Linda▼, Milada, Minda, Nelda▼, Niada, Nilda, Nillda (see Nilda), Rida, Selda, Thilda, Tilda▼, Valda, Velda▼, Vida▼, Vieda, Walda, Welda, Wilda▼, Willda, Wylda and Zelda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Hilda.