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Meaning and name origin
Hildegarde \hi-ldegar-de, hil-dega-rde\ as a girl's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Hildegarde is "battle stronghold". Scandinavian mythology: Hildegard was a Valkyrie sent by Odin to escort battle heroes to Valhalla. Saint Hildegarde of Bingen was a learned 12th-century abbess. Opera celebrity Hildegarde Behrens.
Hildegarde is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2797 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Hildegarde for girls (2015 statistics).
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