Hilda (pronounced HIL-də) is one of several female given names derived from the name Hild, formed from Old Norse hildr, meaning "battle". Hild, a Nordic-German Bellona,[2] was a Valkyrie who conveyed fallen warriors to Valhalla. Warfare was often called Hild's Game.[3] The name became rare in England during the later Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century.[4] In Sweden it has been in use since the late 18th century, being a popular name throughout the 19th century. Hilde is a variant of Hilda. Another variation on Hild is Hildur.[5][6][7]

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