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What does Hildebrand mean?

Hildebrand Pronunciation of Hildebrand [hilde-brand] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Hildebrand is "battle sword". From hild brand. Name of an 11th-centyury saint and pope, as well as a character in medieval German legend.

Associated with: battle (war), sword (warrior), saint, medieval, legend (mythology).


Hildebrand has 3 variants: Hildebrandt, Hildy and Hillebrand.

Creative forms:
(male) Holdebrand, ..

(female) Hildera, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hildebrand Kylan (H.K.), ..

How popular is Hildebrand?

Hildebrand is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2932 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Hildebrand has yet to make it into the list thus far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ferrand, Haldan, Haldane, Halden, Halverd, Halwerd, Hilarid, Hildefuns, Hillard, Hiller, Hillery, Hilliard, Hillierd (see Hilliard), Hillyard, Hillyerd (see Hilliard), Holden and Hulbard (see Hulbert). Like Hildebrand, these names are not commonly used.

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