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What does Hildegard mean?

Hildegard Pronunciation of Hildegard [hilde-gard] as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Hildegard is "battle garden". From hild gard. Scandinavian mythology: Hildegard was a Valkyrie sent by Odin to escort battle heroes to Valhalla. Saint Hildegard of Bingen was a learned 12th-century abbess who was also a scientist, a poet, a theologian and a composer of music. Opera celebrity Hildegarde Behrens.

Associated with: battle, scandinavian, mythology, heroes, learned (wisdom).


Hildegard has 11 variants: Hellee, Hilda, Hildagard, Hildagarde, Hilde, Hildegaard, Hildegard, Hildegart, Hildegunn, Hildy and Hille.

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Middle name pairings:
Hildegard Cecily (H.C.), ..

How popular is Hildegard?

Hildegard is a very popular first name for women (#1337 out of 4276, Top 31%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Hildegard reached its peak rank of #786 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hildegard name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Hildegard are Hilda and Hildegarde. These forms of Hildegard reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (median #515).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hildegard, Hilda, Hildegarde in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Hilary, Hildemar, Hildemarr (see Hildemar), Hildred, Hillary, Hillery and Hilliary. These names tend to be less commonly used than Hildegard.

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