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[hil-duh] /ˈhɪl də/
a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “maid of battle.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And now I can see Hilda, and her hair is white, but her eyes are shut.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • "I think she may come down just for half an hour, auntie," said Hilda, smiling.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • "Everything is at loose ends in America," had been Hilda's accusation.

    The Tin Soldier Temple Bailey
  • Judy stood in the shadow behind one of the curtains and watched Hilda.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • Hilda was greatly excited when Nils went up to her stall and held out his arm.

  • Of course Hilda did not mind—she knew nothing at all of the money part.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • Katherine had abandoned the position, and poor Hilda had merely stumbled on its vacant lie.

    The Dull Miss Archinard Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Word Origin and History for Hilda

fem. proper name, German, literally "battle-maid," from fem. of Old High German hild "war, battle," from Proto-Germanic *hildiz "battle," from PIE *keldh-, from root *kel- "to strike, cut."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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