What does Hilda mean?
Hilda \hi(l)-da\ as a girls' name is pronounced HILL-dah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Hilda is "battle woman". Saint Hilda (seventh century) was a much-esteemed abbess of her time in England.
Hilda is a very popular first name for females (#263 out of 4276, Top 6%) and a slightly less popular last name for both adults and children (#71983 out of 88799, Top 81%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Hilda for girls. Hilda reached its top position of #91 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
The only other popular alternative form of Hilda is Hildegarde. This girl name reached the apex of its popularity during the years 1900-1909 and is now significantly less widespread, with the versions Hildegarde and Hilda becoming less trendy. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Hilda and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Hilda▼ is pronounced similarly to Hildi, Holda, Hulda▼ and Huldah▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Gilda▼, Hilma▼, Hinda, Holde, Nilda▼, Tilda▼ and Wilda▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Hilda.