Hildegard

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Hildegard
Gender Female
Language(s) Old High German
Origin
Meaning "Battle Guard"
Other names
Alternative spelling Hildegarde, Hildegarda, Ildegarda, Hildegárd, Hildegardis

The female name Hildegard derived from the Old High German words hild (=war or battle) and gard (=protection) and means "battle guard".[1][2] Variant spellings include Hildegarde. The Polish, Portuguese, Slovene and Spanish version is Hildegarda; the Italian version is Ildegarda. Hildegárd is a Hungarian version. An ancient German version of the name was Hildegardis.[3]

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References[edit]

  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.