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What does Nilda mean?

Nilda /nil-da/ as a girls' name is of Italian and Old German origin, and the meaning of Nilda is "ready for battle". Nickname of Brunhilda often used as an independent name.


Nilda has 1 variant: Nillda.

Nilda has 5 more different relations via Brunhilda: Hilda, Hilde, Hildi, Hildie and Hildy.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Nilla, Nilma, ..

(male) Nildo, Nilga, ..

How popular is Nilda?

Nilda is a very popular first name for females (#1107 out of 4276, Top 26%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Nilda for girls. Nilda entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #1119 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nilda name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Nilda and corresponding names. The only other prominent variation form of Nilda is Hilda. Adoption of these relations of Nilda was widespread among parents 114 years ago (usage of 0.2%), but now, the form Hilda has fallen out of fashion.

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

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

Similar Names


Nilda is pronounced similarly to Nelda. Other suggested similar names are Aida, Alda, Allda, Awilda, Cinda, Elda, Gilda, Golda, Hinda, Holda, Hulda, Hylda, Kelda, Lida, Linda, Milada, Minda, Nada, Naiada (see Naida), Naida, Naila, Nalea, Nanda, Narda, Neda, Nedda, Neila, Neilla, Nela, Nelia, Nelida, Nella, Nia, Niada, Nibia, Nicia, Nidia, Nika, Nikia, Nila, Nilsa, Nina, Ninfa, Nioma, Nira, Nisha, Nissa, Nita, Nitsa, Nitza, Nola, Norda, Nula, Nyada, Nyla, Rida, Selda, Thilda, Tilda, Valda, Velda, Vida, Vieda, Walda, Welda, Wilda, Willda, Wylda and Zelda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nilda.