Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Gunhild f. Old High German gund, Old Icelandic gunnr, guðr 'battle' + Old High German hiltja, Old Icelandic hildr 'battle'.

The name of a semi-legendary 10th C queen consort of Denmark, a 10th C queen consort of Norway, an 11th C Holy Roman empress, and an 11th C queen consort of Denmark and Sweden.

England
Latin
1181 Gonnilda (nom) StPaulDom p. 117; 1189 Gunhild (nom) GASurv p. 160, Gunild (nom) ibid. p. 184, Gunilda (nom) ibid. p. 124, Gunilla (nom) ibid. p. 226, Gunnil (nom) ibid. p. 107, Gunnild (gen) ibid. p. 102; 1222 Gunnilda (nom) StPaulDom p. 2
France
Latin
989 Gonteldis (nom) CartSavII 105
Spain
Latin
954 guntildi (unc) CDGH XLVII
Sweden
Latin
1350 Gunnildis (nom) SDHK no. 6024; 1356 Gunnilde (abl) ibid. no. 7001, Gunnildis (nom) ibid. no. 7002
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Gunhild". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Gunhild.