- a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “maid of battle.”
Examples from the Web for hilda
He once experimented with dressing as “Hilda the Wicked Witch” as a way to expand his business to Halloween.Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus
December 24, 2014
“We started making excuses,” said administrative assistant Hilda Carrillo.True Life: I’m a Part-Time Ghost Hunter
September 15, 2013
Behind her back they called Thatcher “Hilda”—her middle name—because of its lower-class origins.Margaret Thatcher: The Accidental Feminist
April 9, 2013
In a few minutes the door opened and Hilda entered the room.
Have you not seen Christian since you went to see Mrs. Sender, Hilda?
A pang of remorse came to Hilda as she touched her brother's strong arm.
After dinner Hilda went out of the open window into the garden alone.
Hilda's attention was taken up by her plate, upon which, however, there was nothing.
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."