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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.

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.


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 names popularity of Hilda name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Hilda with its variant forms and related girl baby names.

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