Derived from the Old German word hild, meaning “war” or “battle,” the name Hildegarde is sure to inspire a little warrior in your bundle of joy. Feminine and fierce, Hildegarde means “battle” or “garden” and is as ancient as it sounds, dating all the way back to the 8th century. In Scandinavian mythology, Hildegard was a strong Valkyrie who was sent by Odin to escort battle heroes to Valhalla, adding another element of fierceness to the name. Hildegarde can also be shortened to Hilda or Hilde as a sweet and doting nickname for your little cherub.
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