Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Hildebrand m. Old High German hiltja 'battle' + Old High German, Old Icelandic brant 'fire, brand'.

The name of an 8th C king of the Lombards, the birth name of an 11th C pope, and the name of a 12th C Italian saint.

The name also appears in Germanic myth as the name of a companion of Theodoric and Odoacer, though this character does not appear to have any basis in history.

Czech Republic
Latin
1380 Hiltprandi (gen) Rössler1 134
Middle High German
1335 Hiltprant (nom) Rössler1 41; c1339 Hilprant (nom) ibid. 93
Estonia
Middle Low German
1398 Hilbrand BbRT p. 342; 1409 Hilbrand ibid. p. 345; 1414 Hilbrand ibid. p. 347; 1424 Hilbrand ibid. p. 350; 1441 Hildebrant ibid. p. 363; 1442 Hyldebrandes (gen) ibid. p. 364
1364 Brendeke BbRT p. 334
France
Latin
c823 Hildebrandus (nom) irminon-vol2 17, Wan
Germany
Latin
1157 Hildebrandus (nom) quix-vol1 44; 1197 Hildebrandus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 I; 1214 Hildebrandus (nom) hennes-vol1 15; 1221 Yldebrandus (nom) ibid. 55; 1415 Hilprandi (gen) mairhofer DCC
Iceland
Middle Icelandic
1500 hilldebrandur (nom) DipIs-7 489
Italy
Latin
961 ildeprandus (nom) CDC-II CCXII; 967 Ildebrandi (gen) RCI-Cam1 3; 1092 Ildibrando (abl) ibid. 566; 1099 Ildebrandi (gen) ibid. 624, Ildebrandus (nom) ibid. 624; 1100 Ildebrandi (gen) ibid. 628, Ildibrandus (nom) ibid. 627; 1198 Ildebrando (abl) ChStBo1 III
Latvia
Latin
1287 Hildebrando (dat) RigSB 493, Hildebrandus (nom) ibid. 493; 1288 Hildebrando (dat) ibid. 333
1302 Brendeke (nom) RigSB 194
The Netherlands
Latin
1284 Hildebrand (nom) GesOIJ-1 p. 296; 1361 hillebrandus (nom) ibid. p. 302
Poland
Latin
1251 Hildebrandus (nom) hennes-vol1 141; 1337 Hildebrandus (nom) SBGlatzer p. 4
Sweden
Latin
1353 Hildebrans (gen) SDHK no. 6627
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Hildebrand". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Hildebrand.