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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
  • "Just think, Hilda dear," she said, with as much surprise as she ever allowed herself.

    The Slave Of The Lamp Henry Seton Merriman
  • "Everything is at loose ends in America," had been Hilda's accusation.

    The Tin Soldier Temple Bailey
  • Hilda's attention was taken up by her plate, upon which, however, there was nothing.

    The Slave Of The Lamp Henry Seton Merriman
  • Hilda was greatly excited when Nils went up to her stall and held out his arm.

  • Have you not seen Christian since you went to see Mrs. Sender, Hilda?

    The Slave Of The Lamp Henry Seton Merriman
  • 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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