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Language(s)Old High German
Meaning"Battle Enclosure"
Other names
Alternative spellingHildegarde, Hildegarda, Ildegarda, Hildegárd, Hildegardis

Hildegard is a female name derived from the Old High German hild ('war' or 'battle') and gard ('enclosure' or 'yard'), and means 'battle enclosure'.[1][2] Variant spellings include: Hildegarde; the Polish, Portuguese, Slovene and Spanish Hildegarda; the Italian Ildegarda; the Hungarian Hildegárd; and the ancient German Hildegardis.[3]

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  1. ^ Mike Campbell. "Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Hildegard". Behind the Name.
  2. ^ Patrick Hanks; Kate Hardcastle; Flavia Hodges (2006). A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press. pp. 224–. ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1. Hildegard From an old Germanic female personal name composed of hild 'battle' + gard 'enclosure'.
  3. ^ Toñi F. Castellón (1990). El significado de los nombres (in Spanish). Editorial Sirio, S.A. pp. 137–. ISBN 978-84-7808-311-4.