[ 2 syll. hil-da, hi-lda ] The baby girl name Hilda is pronounced as HHIHL-Dah in English or HHIHL-Daa in Dutch and German †. Hilda is used chiefly in the English, German, and Scandinavian languages, and it is derived from Germanic origins.
In addition, Hilda is a short form of the name Hildegard (English and German).
Hilda has 20 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Hildah, Hilde, Hildee, Hildey, Hildi, Hildia, Hildur, Hillda, Hilldy, Hulda, Hyldea, Hyldi, and Hyldy. The diminutive forms Hildie and Hildy, and the variant spelling Hylda are other English forms.
Variant forms share both the origin and meaning of Hilda.
Hilda is uncommon as a baby name for girls. At the modest height of its usage in 1903, 0.251% of baby girls were given the name Hilda. It ranked at #88 then. The baby name has since experienced a substantial fall in popularity, and is today of sporadic use. Within all girl names in its group, Hilda was nonetheless the most widely used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Hilda include Hildah, Hilde, Hillda, Hylda, Haldis, Haldiss, Haldisse, Haldyss, Haldysse, Halldis, Halldiss, Halldisse, Halldys, Halldyss, Halldysse, Helda, Heledd, Heltu, Hildee, and Hildey.
† Pronunciation for Hilda: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"