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Hilda 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 names Brunhilda and Hildegarde.
Baby names that sound like Hilda are Hildi, Holda and Hulda.
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Popularity of Hilda
Hilda is a very popular first name for women (#263 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#71983 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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