Usage: Hilda, of Breton origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.
People having the name Hilda are in general originating from Denmark, Germany, Kenya, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Hilda across the world, see Hild.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 7.
The name Hilda is ranked on the 1,398th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 156300 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.006% of the population.
The name Hilda has five characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Hilda for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
The name Hilda (Pronounced: HIL-də) is originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element “hild” (battle). And the meaning of Hilda is “battle woman”. It was used for both English and continental Germanic names. The name became rare in England during the later Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century.
English, German, Dutch, and Scandinavian: of Germanic origin, a Latinized short form of any of several female names containing the element hild battle (e.g. Hildegard). Many of these are found in both Continental Germanic and Old English forms. St Hilda (614–80) was a Northumbrian princess who founded the abbey at Whitby and became its abbess. Hilda was a popular name in England both before and after the Norman Conquest. Its popularity waned in Tudor times, but it never quite died out, and was strongly revived in the 19th century.
Variants: English: Hylda. German: Hilde.
Cognate: Hungarian: Ildikó.
Masculine forms: Dutch: Hild, Hildo.
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