Hilda

Hilda

[hil-duh]
noun
a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “maid of battle.”
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Hilda
fem. proper name, from Ger., lit. "battle-maid," from fem. of O.H.G. hild "war, battle." The same element is in the Ger.-derived names Hildebrand (lit. "battle-sword") and Hildegard ("protecting battle-maid").
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