Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Hildegard f. Old High German hiltja 'battle' + Old Saxon gard, Old High German gart 'enclosure, protection; yard, garden'.

The name of a 12th C saint, and of the wife of Charlemagne.

c823 Hildeardis (nom) irminon-vol2 38, Wan, Hildegardis (nom) ibid. 42; 1135 Hyldiarde (abl) clairvaux-12thc 7, Hyldiardis (nom) ibid. 7; 1138x1162 Hideardis (nom) ibid. 62, Hidiardis (nom) ibid. 62, Hildiardis (nom) ibid. 62; 1147 Eldiarde (abl) ibid. 18, Eldiardis (nom) ibid. 19, Heldiarde (abl) ibid. 14, Heldiardis (nom) ibid. 17, Ildiarde (abl) ibid. 14, Ildiardi (abl) ibid. 19, Ildiardis (nom) ibid. 14; a1163 Hildeardi (abl) ibid. 98; 1164 Hildeardi (abl) ibid. 121; 1179 Hildeardis (nom) ibid. 178, Hildiardis (nom) ibid. 177, Hyldeardi (abl) ibid. 177, Hyldeardis (nom) ibid. 177; 1190 Heldiarde (dat) CartNDdOurscamp LXXIX, Heldiardis (nom) ibid. LXXIX
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Hildegard". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Hildegard.