Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Reinhilde f. Proto-Germanic *ragin 'counsel, might' + Old High German hiltja 'battle'.

The name of a 7th C Belgian saint.

The name appears to have fallen out of use in England in the 14th C, though Ragnell is the name of a minor character in the 15th C Chester mystery plays.

England
Latin
1189 Raenilda (nom) GASurv p. 139, Ragenild (nom) ibid. p. 211, Ragenilda (nom) ibid. p. 206, Reinilda (nom) ibid. p. 139; 1222 Ragenilde (gen) StPaulDom p. 104
France
Latin
c823 Ragenildis (nom) irminon-vol2 5, Palatiolum
Sweden
Latin
1350 Ragnildis (nom) SDHK no. 6037
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Reinhilde". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Reinhilde.