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Hildy (girl)

What does Hildy mean?

Hildy Pronunciation of Hildy [hildy] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Hildy) is of Old German origin, and Hildy means "ready for battle; battle garden". Hildy is a version of Brunhilda (Old German). Hildy is also a form of Hilda (Old German): from hild. Hildy is also used as a form of Hildegard (Old German).

Associated with: battle.


Hildy has 3 variants: Hildi, Hildie and Hylda.

4 more relations via Brunhilda, Hilda, Hildegard: Elda, Hilde, Hille and Nilda.

Creative forms:
(female) Haldy, Hildia, ..

(male) Hildya, Hilun, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hildy Heavenly (H.H.), ..

How popular is Hildy?

Hildy is a rare given name for women. Hildy is an equally unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Hildy (not ranked) are Nilda, Hildegard, Hilda and Elda. These relations of Hildy were at the height of their popularity during 1900-1909 (median #834). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Hildy is pronounced similarly to Holda, Hulda, Huldah and Huldie. Other suggested similar names are Biddy, Bindy, Birdy, Cindy, Goldy, Hailey, Haily, Haley, Hally, Hedy, Heidy, Hilal, Hilary, Hill, Hilly, Hilma, Hind, Hinda, Hinde, Hitty, Holde (see Holda), Holly, Lindy, Mindy, Sindy, Tildy and Windy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hildy.

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