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Meaning and name origin

Hilda \hi(l)-da\ as a girl's 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 has 4 variant forms: Hilde, Hildie, Hildy and Hylda.

For more information, see also related girl names Brunhilda and Hildegarde.


Popularity

Hilda is a very popular first name for females (#263 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#71983 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Hilda for girls (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hilda name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Hilda and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Hilda and Hildegarde. (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hilda, Hildegarde in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Hilda is also pronounced similarly to Hildi, Holda, Hulda and Huldah. Other suggested similar baby names are Gilda, Hilma, Hinda, Holde, Nilda, Tilda and Wilda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Hilda.

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