Hilda Name Meaning & Origin

Hilda

Pronunciation: HIL-də (key)

Origin of the name Hilda:

Latinized short form of any of the female compound names composed of the element hildr (battle). Now in common use as an independent given name, Hilda was brought to England by Scandinavian invaders before the Norman Conquest. The name was borne by a Northumbrian saint (614 - 80) who founded the abbey at Whitby.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Elda, Hilde, Hildegard, Hildegarde, Hildy, Ilda

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Hildy, Hill, Hills

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Famous real-life people named Hilda

St. Hilda of Whitby, English saint known for her wisdom
Hilda Abrahamz, Venezuelan actress
Hilda Murillo, Ecuadoran singer

Hilda in song, story & screen

Hilda Spellman, Aunt of Sabrina Spellman on the t.v show "Sabrina the Tennage Witch", a witch, sister of Zelda Spellman
Broom Hilda, cartoon witch created by Russell Myers
Hilda Suarez, character on the TV series "Ugly Betty"

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