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 is a very popular first name for females (#263 out of 4276, Top 6%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#71983 out of 88799, Top 81%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Hilda for girls. Hilda reached its highest rank of #91 in the U.S. in 1900-1909. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Hilda and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Hildegarde and Hilda. (2014 statistics).
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.