Origin of the name Hilda
Hilda 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.
Name meaning of Hilda
- Name Number: 7
- Interpretation: Inner, Thought, Mind, Psychology, Secret, Mystic, Strange, Study, Knowledge, Loneliness, Rest
History and Related Information
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.
Popularity of the given name
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 graph below represents the number of people who were given this name for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name Hilda has five characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
Name Day Calendar
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