Hulda

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Denmark Danish
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

1) Old Norse hulda = 'hiding, secrecy' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

2) Swedish and Danish huld = 'lovely, delightful, mild' (deriving from Old Norse hollr = 'faithful, loyal, gracious') [3] [6] [7] [8] [5] [9] [10]

3) Short form of Huldrika [3]

4) Hebrew חוּלְדָה (chuldah) = 'weasel' [7] [8] [5] [10]

Related Names

Hulð
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Huld
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Hulda
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Huldar
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Huldr
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Hulra
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Hulta
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Hulti
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Hultu
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Hultukka
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See also Ulla

Matronyms

  • Icelandic: Hulduson (♂), Huldudóttir (♀)

Combinations

For combinations see HULD (name element)

Name Days

Norway Norway

7 July

Sweden Sweden

8 September

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Hulda
Accusative: Huldu
Dative: Huldu
Genitive: Huldu
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Hulda
Accusative: Huldu
Dative: Huldu
Genitive: Huldu

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Norse Mythology

Namesakes

  • Hulda Dagny Lütken (5 October 1896 - 9 July 1946), Danish writer and poet

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[11]
551 1943 0 0
Norway Norway[12]
291 n.a. 0 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[13]
67 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[14]
n.a. 6094 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Hulda(f) Sources: [11][13][12][14]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Hulda(f)

Sources: [11] [13] [12] [14]

References

  1. Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  2. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi