HILD

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

See also VILD

Ancient Germanic

*hildio = 'battle', 'fight' [1]
*hilta = 'battle', 'fight' [2]
*hiltja = 'battle', 'fight' [2]

Proto-Norse

*heldiō- = 'battle', 'fight' [3]

Old Norse

hildr = 'battle', 'fight' [3] [2] [4]

Old Saxon

hild(i) = 'battle', 'fight' [5] [6]

Old High German

hiltja = 'battle', 'fight' [7] [8] [9]
hilta = 'battle', 'fight' [8]

Related Names

See Hildis, Hildr, Hildingr, Hildus, Nilda

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ADAL see Adelhild (German)
AGN see Agnhild
ALF see Alfhildr
ANN see Annhild
ARN see Arnhildr
AS see Áshildr
ASK see Askhild
AST see Asthild
AUD see Auðhildr (Norse) and Otthild (German)
BEKK see Bekkhildur
BERG see Hilberg
BIRG see Birghild
BJÖRN see Bjarnhildr (Norse) and Bernhild (German) and Hildibjǫrn (Norse)
BJÖRT see Hildibert (German) and Berthild (German)
BOGI see Boghildur
BORG see Borghildr and Hilberg and Hildiburg (German)
BOT see Bóthildr
BRAG see Braghildur
BRAND see Hildebrand (German)
BRIM see Brimhildur
BRITT see Britthild and Hillebritt
BRYN see Brynhildr (Norse) and Brunhild (German)
BÖÐ see Böðvildr (Norse) and Baduhilt (German) and Beadohild (English)
DAG see Daghild (Norse)
DANR see Danhildur
DIS see Hildis
DOM see Dómhildr
DYR see Dýrhildr
EGG see Agnhild
EIN see Einhildur
EIR see Eirhild
EY see Eyildr
FRID see Frethuhild (German) and Hildifrid (German)
FRÍÐ see Fríðhild and Hildiríðr
FUSS see Hildefons (Gothic)
GAUT see Gauthildr
GEIR see Hildigeir (Norse), GæiRhildr (Norse) and Gerhild (German)
GERD see Hildegard (German)
GLUM see Hildiglúmr
GOT see Hilgot
GRET see Grethild
GRIM see Grímhildr and Hildigrímr
GRIS see Griselda (German)
GUNN see Gunnhildr (Norse) and Gunthild (German) and Hildigund (German)
GUT see Hilgot
HER see Hildar
HJALM see Hjálmhildur
HLIF see Hlífhildr
HRAFN see Hrafnhildr
HREID see Reidhild
HRING see Ringhild
HROD see Róhild (Norse) and Rodehilde (German)
HROM see Romhilde (German)
ING see Yngvildr (Norse) and Inguhilt (German)
IR see Iril
IRM see Irmhild (German)
IS see Íshildur
JAN see Janhild
JARN see Jarnhild and Ishilde
JEN see Jenhild
JO see Johild
see Johild
JÓÐ see Jóðhildr
JON see Jonhild
JOR see Iórhildr (Norse) and Eberhild (German)
JUL see Julhild
JUN see Junhild
JÖRG see Jørghild
KNUT see Knuthild
KRIST see Christehildis (German) and Kristhild (Norse)
KÅR see Kárhildr
LAUF see Laufhildur
LILL see Hillelill
LÍN see Línhildr
LOFT see Lofthildur
MACHT see Mahthilt (German)
MAGN see Magnhildr (Norse) and Maginhild (German)
MAHAL see Malhild
MAJ see Majhild
MAL see Málhildur
MANN see Hildeman (German)
MAR see Hildimar (German)
MARI see Hildemarie
MARK see Markhild
MARN see Marnhild
MARR see Marhilde
MART see Marthilde
MOD see Hildimod (German) and Modhild
MUND see Hiltimunt (German) and Mundhild
MYRT see Myrthild
MÅL see Málhildur
NOR see Nordhild (German) and Norhild (Norse)
NY see Hildny
ODD see Oddhildur
ORM see Ormhildr
PAUL see Pálhildur
PERN see Pernhild
RAD see Ráðhildur
RAGN see Ragnhildr (Norse) and Reinhild (German)
REYN see Reynhildur
RIK see Rikhild (German)
ROS see Roshild
RUN see Hildirun (German) and Runhild (Norse)
RUT see Ruthild
SANN see Sannhild
SAR see Sarachildis (German)
SE see Sæhildr
SIG see Siguhilt (German)
SIGN see Signhild
Siri see Siril
SIV see Hildisif
SOL see Solhild
STEIN see Stæinhildr
SUN see Súnhild
SUNN see Sunnhild
SVAN see Swanahilda (German)
SVEIN see Svenhild
TON see Tonhild
TORF see Torfhildur
TORG see Torghild
TVEI see Thusnelda (German)
ULF see HildulfR and Ulfhildr
UNN see Hildunn and Unnhild
VAL see Valhildur (Norse)
VALD see Hildvald (Norse)
VI see Hildvi and Vehild
VIG see Hiltiwic (German) and Vighild
VÄN see Vänhild (Norse)
VÖR see Hildvor and Vårhild
ÖL see Ǫlhildr
ÞJOÐ see Þjóðhildr
ÞOR see Þórhildr and Hildiþór
ÞRUÐ see Hilditrud (German)
ÞURS see Thursinhilda (German)

See also Hilma

First Element Forms

Hil-
Hild- Hilde- Hildi- *Hildi-
Hill- Hilla- Hille-
Hilti-
Hulde-
Hylde-

Last Element Forms

-el -ela -eld -elda -eldis -eldr -eldur -eline -elle
-hil -hild -hilda -hilde -hildis -hildr -hildur -hilia -hill -hilla -hilt
-il -ila -ild -ilda -ilde -ildis -ildr -ildur -ill -illa -ille
-l -la -lethe -lette -line
-ǫldr

References

  1. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  4. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)
  6. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  7. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  9. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Das große Vornamenlexikon (2007)