Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Hildebrand m. Old High German hiltja 'battle' + Old High German, Old Norse 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; 1389 Hildbrandus (nom) LDFPUP1 p. 16
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
1073 Hiltprandus (nom) UrkStyria 76; 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; 1277 Hildebrandus (nom) ibid. 256; 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; 1288 Hildebrandus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. LXXXIV; 1337 Hildebrandus (nom) SBGlatzer p. 4
Sweden
Latin
1353 Hildebrans (gen) SDHK no. 6627; 1417 Hildebrandi (gen) ibid. 18986
Old Swedish
1524 Hillebrand (nom) HGS p. 154; 1525 Hillebrand (nom) ibid. p. 155
Early Modern Swedish
1526 Hillebrand (nom) HGS p. 155; 1527 Hillebrand (nom) ibid. p. 155
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Hildebrand". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Hildebrand.