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Meaning and name origin

Hildy \hi(l)-dy\ as a girl's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Hildy is "ready for battle; battle woman". Hildy is a variant of Brunhilda (Old German): heroine of the Siegfried legend made popular by the Ring cycle of operas by Richard Wagner. Also a variant of Hilda (Old German): saint Hilda (seventh century) was a much-esteemed abbess of her time in England.


Hildy has 3 variant forms: Hildi, Hildie, Hylda.


Hildy is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Hildy and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Hilda. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hilda in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Hildy is also pronounced similarly to Holda and Hulda. Other suggested similar baby names are Hilde, Hilly, Holde and Tildy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hildy.