Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Hildeward m. Old High German hiltja 'battle' + Old High German wart 'guard, ward'.

France
Latin
c823 Hildoardus (nom) irminon-vol2 22, Palatiolum
Germany
Latin
963x1023 Hildiwerd (nom) TradCorb §226; 1259 Hildewardus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 XXXI; 1282 Hildewardus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. LXXV, Hilduwardus (nom) ibid. no. LXXVI; 1283 Hilduardus (nom) ibid. no. LXXVIII, Hylduardus (nom) ibid. no. LXXX; 1289 Hyldewardus (nom) ibid. no. LXXXVIII; 1304 Hildewardus (nom) BremUrk2 no. 37
The Netherlands
Latin
806 Hildiwardi (gen) OrkGZ no. 25
Poland
Latin
1289 Hildewardus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. LXXXVI
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Hildeward". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2019, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2019/1/name/Hildeward.