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What does Hylda mean?

Hylda Pronunciation of Hylda [hyl-da] as a girls' name is of Old German derivation, and Hylda means "battle". Hylda is a variant form of Hilda (Old German): from hild.

Associated with: battle.


Hylda has 2 variants: Hildie and Hildy.

2 more different relations via Hilda: Elda and Hilde.

Creative forms:
(female) Hyda, Hylha, ..

(male) Hyldai, Hyldi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hylda Lori (H.L.), ..

How popular is Hylda?

Hylda is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Hylda is an uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Hylda (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Elda and Hilda. Other variants, like Hildie, are seldom used. These relations of Hylda were at the peak of their popularity 115 years ago (usage of 0.18%), but now, forms such as Elda have become less trendy. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Hylda is alike in pronunciation to Hildi, Holda, Hulda, Huldah and Huldie. Other recommended names are Alda, Allda, Ayda, Cynda, Gilda, Golda, Hala, Halea, Halia, Halma, Haylea, Heda, Hedda, Heida, Helga, Helia, Hella, Helma, Helsa, Hilma, Hinda, Holde (see Holda), Huda, Hyday, Hyledd, Hynda, Kelda, Lyda, Lynda, Nelda, Nilda, Nyada, Selda, Synda, Tilda, Valda, Velda, Walda, Welda, Wilda, Wylda and Zelda. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hylda.

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