Hilde Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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The name was used fairly often in medieval England and is still quite popular in various European countries. In Norway it is currently at number thirteen in popularity.
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Hilde means "battle".
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Hilde Benjamin, German judge
Hilde Coppi, German resistance fighter against the Third Reich
Hilde Domin, German writer
Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen, Norwegian skier
Hilde Gueden, Austrian singer
Hilde Hildebrand, German actress
Hilde Himmelweit, German psychologist
Hilde Körber, German actress
Hilde Krahl, Austrian actress
Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, German/Danish tennis player
Hilde Frafjord Johnson, Norwegian politician
Hilde Schrader, German singer
Hilde Zadek, German singer
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