Meaning:Woman warrior; Battle
Harry Potter fans may be familiar with the best-selling author and Godric's Hollow-dwelling Bathilda Bagshot, a name of German and Norse origin. Combining Old Norse and German origins, Bathilda is a name with an edge and helps baby grow a thick skin from day one. Meaning "woman warrior" and "battle," Bathilda comes from the Old German word badwa and the Old Norse term hildr. In Norse mythology, Hildr was a member of the valkyrie, which was a women's faction of warriors dedicated to guiding souls to Odwin's Valhalla. Bathilda, forged from steel, is fit for a fight, shielding baby throughout life.
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