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Hilda

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81k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hilda

"Hilda" is a name of English origin, and it means "Battle". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

Short form of Germanic names beginning or ending in hild (“battle”).

  1. A female given name used since Middle Ages.
  2. St Hilda of Whitby

Hilda was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Hilda

Hilda was born in 1921 in Lima. She passed away in 1974.

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Hilda Solis is a Member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, from the 1st district, Member of theLos Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and 25th United States Secretary of Labor. Hilda was born on October 20th, 1957 in Los Angeles.

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Isabel Sarli is an actress, glamour model, actor, and glamour photography. She was most prominent from 1954 to present. Isabel was given the name Hilda Isabel Gorrindo Sarli on July 9th, 1935 in Concordia, Entre Ríos.

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Hylda Baker was a music hall, comedian, actor, music hall performer, comedienne, and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1914 to 1978. Hylda was given the name Hilda Baker on February 4th, 1905 in Farnworth, Lancashire, England. She passed away on May 1st, 1986.

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Hilda Ogden is a soap character.

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Hilda Heine is a President of the Marshall Islands. Hilda was born on April 6th, 1951 in Jaluit Atoll.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hilda

Princess was born as the child of William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal on February 15th, 1897 in Berg Castle. She left this life on September 8th, 1979.

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How popular is the baby name Hilda in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 60 60 0
1881 48 48 0
1882 58 58 0
1883 99 99 0
1884 125 125 0
1885 121 121 0
1886 143 143 0
1887 156 156 0
1888 219 219 0
1889 251 251 0
1890 304 304 0
1891 324 324 0
1892 370 370 0
1893 410 410 0
1894 470 470 0
1895 513 513 0
1896 549 549 0 #95 girl name
1897 561 561 0 #94 girl name
1898 610 610 0 #97 girl name
1899 621 621 0 #88 girl name
1900 663 663 0
1901 574 574 0 #92 girl name
1902 649 649 0 #95 girl name
1903 698 698 0 #88 girl name
1904 629 629 0 #98 girl name
1905 655 655 0
1906 705 705 0 #97 girl name
1907 702 702 0
1908 735 735 0
1909 780 773 7 #100 girl name
1910 793 793 0
1911 916 916 0
1912 1,158 1,158 0
1913 1,280 1,275 5
1914 1,533 1,525 8
1915 1,891 1,891 0
1916 2,083 2,075 8
1917 2,011 2,006 5
1918 2,126 2,119 7
1919 1,916 1,916 0
1920 2,059 2,051 8
1921 2,137 2,128 9
1922 1,966 1,961 5
1923 1,860 1,860 0
1924 1,950 1,941 9
1925 1,825 1,825 0
1926 1,858 1,847 11
1927 1,677 1,669 8
1928 1,574 1,574 0
1929 1,344 1,334 10
1930 1,308 1,302 6
1931 1,097 1,097 0
1932 1,111 1,106 5
1933 966 957 9
1934 934 929 5
1935 868 868 0
1936 828 822 6
1937 761 761 0
1938 856 849 7
1939 762 762 0
1940 797 797 0
1941 795 795 0
1942 784 784 0
1943 703 703 0
1944 744 744 0
1945 680 680 0
1946 716 716 0
1947 844 844 0
1948 803 798 5
1949 704 704 0
1950 682 682 0
1951 709 709 0
1952 671 666 5
1953 727 727 0
1954 658 658 0
1955 659 659 0
1956 626 626 0
1957 591 586 5
1958 520 520 0
1959 467 467 0
1960 458 458 0
1961 424 424 0
1962 428 428 0
1963 380 380 0
1964 411 411 0
1965 376 376 0
1966 291 291 0
1967 292 292 0
1968 250 250 0
1969 291 286 5
1970 299 299 0
1971 276 276 0
1972 284 284 0
1973 236 236 0
1974 304 304 0
1975 249 249 0
1976 279 279 0
1977 197 197 0
1978 241 236 5
1979 221 221 0
1980 261 253 8
1981 242 242 0
1982 223 217 6
1983 201 195 6
1984 188 188 0
1985 183 183 0
1986 170 170 0
1987 146 146 0
1988 139 139 0
1989 172 172 0
1990 158 158 0
1991 164 164 0
1992 156 156 0
1993 152 152 0
1994 148 148 0
1995 138 138 0
1996 124 124 0
1997 112 112 0
1998 103 103 0
1999 106 106 0
2000 82 82 0
2001 88 88 0
2002 120 120 0
2003 86 86 0
2004 88 88 0
2005 75 75 0
2006 90 90 0
2007 61 61 0
2008 62 62 0
2009 75 75 0
2010 47 47 0
2011 41 41 0
2012 65 65 0
2013 33 33 0
2014 44 44 0
2015 49 49 0
2016 39 39 0

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Popularity of Hilda as a first name

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Common last names for Hilda

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Fun Facts about the name Hilda

  • How Popular is the name Hilda? Hilda is the 738th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Hilda have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 80,748 babies born with the first name Hilda in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hilda to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hilda? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 60 new born babies.
  • When was Hilda first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hilda is Saturday, November 2nd, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Hilda born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hilda was in 1921 with a total of 2,128 babies. That's a lot of babies named Hilda!
  • Random Hilda Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hilda ranks 96th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 22 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1924.
  • Weird things about the name Hilda: Your name in reverse order is Adlih. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lihda. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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