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

Notable people with the name

  • Hilda (Hildegarde) Vīka (1897–1963), Latvian artist and writer
  • Hildegard (music duo), 2021 electronic music project by Canadian musicians Helena Deland and Ouri
  • Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179), Christian saint
  • Hildegard of Fraumünster (828–856 or 859), daughter of Louis the German and first abbess of Fraumünster
  • Hildegard, second wife of Charlemagne
  • Hildegard, Countess of Auvergne or Matilda (c. 802–841), daughter of Emperor Louis the Pious and Ermengarde of Hesbaye
  • Hildegard Behrens (1937–2009), German opera singer
  • Hildegard Falck (born 1949), German middle distance runner and Olympic medalist
  • Hildegard Goebbels (1934–1945), daughter of Nazi Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels and Magda Goebbels.
  • Hildegard Hamm-Brücher (1921–2016), German politician
  • Hildegarde Howard (1901–1998), American paleornithologist
  • Hildegarde Kneeland (1889–1994), American economist and statistician
  • Hildegard Knef (1925–2002), German actress, singer and writer
  • Hildegard Korf Kallmann-Bijl (1908–1968), German-born American physicist
  • Hildegard Körner (born 1959), East German middle distance runner and Olympian
  • Hildegard Puwak (1949–2018), Romanian politician
  • Hildegard Werner, Swedish musician
  • Hildegarde (1906–2005), American cabaret singer
  • Hildegarde Flanner (1899–1987), American poet and activist
  • Hildegarde Dolson Lockridge (1908–1981), poet, playwright and novelist
  • Hildegarde Naughton, Irish politician and mayor of Galway
  • Hildegart Rodríguez Carballeira, activist for socialism and sexual revolution

Notable fictional characters

  • Hildegarde Antoinette "Hilda" Spellman, a character in the comic book Sabrina the Teenage Witch and subsequent television series.
  • Hildegarde (Marvel Comics), a Valkyrie
  • Hildegarde Withers, in novels and films
  • Hildegard von Krone, from the Soul series of fighting games
  • Hildegard von Mariendorf, from Legend of the Galactic Heroes
  • Hildegarde T., from the anime and manga series Beelzebub by Ryūhei Tamura
  • Hildegarde, in the Johann Strauss operetta Simplicius
  • Hildegard 'Hildy' Johnson, from 1940 American comedy film His Girl Friday
  • Princess Hildegard, from the Disney animated series Sofia the First
  • Hildegarde, from the game Catan (web/app version)
  • Hildegard; 'Devout Oracle' from the mobile game Dragalia Lost
  • Hildegarde (Hilda) from the manga and anime series Beelzebub Beelzebub (manga)
  • Hildegard Hamhocker, a character in Tumbleweeds (comic strip)
  • Hildegard "Hildy" Gloom, witch and main antagonist of The 7D


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