What does Hildegard mean?
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.
(female) Haldegard, Holdegard, ..
(male) Hildegardi, Hildehas, .. 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)
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).
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Hilary▼, Hildemar, Hildemarr (see Hildemar), Hildred, Hillary▼, Hillery and Hilliary. These names tend to be less commonly used than Hildegard.See names in meaning and etymology.