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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Hilda
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Hilda in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Hilda:
Records indicate that 77,557 girls in the United States have been named Hilda since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1921, when 2,129 people in the U.S. were given the name Hilda. Those people are now 98 years old.
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Comments about the name Hilda
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2 Positive Comments
"My name is Hilda, and the only time I?ve met someone with my name was when I was 3 or 4 years old. I don?t mind ons. I like the fact that it?s so unique. When I was younger I didn?t like it as much but I?ve grown to love it over the years." May. 15, 2019:
"My grandmother's name was Hilda and she was a wonderful, beautiful woman." Mar. 24, 2019:
1 Negative Comment
"I'd never name a child of mine Hilda. It is an old lady's name and is associated particularly with two people in the north of England: the fictional Hilda Ogden in the soap 'Coronation Street' and the comedy actress Hylda Baker, known for her "She Knows, Y'Know" catchphrase. Whoever would want to name a child after those two women?" Dec. 8, 2006:
5 Neutral Comments
"I am from Sweden and my first name is Hilda. I got this name after my mamma, she was Gunhild - Gunilla for short. - I am not sure do I like my name or not, it's so hard and strong and sometimes I would like to have one softer name, but people say that this name fits me and my strong personality and character. Once I met a little girl named Hilda and I was surprized because only Hilda I knew ever was my teacher, who passed away about thirty years ago, and I remember her as an old lady which I am now, and wasn't sure is name Hilda a good name for a little girl in these days full of Lilys, Stellas, ALices and Elsas. But I thought that that girl was fantastic with the name Hilda and it fit her a lot. All my names are scandinavian / germanic and strong and I think they fits my personality, but Hilda especially. I'm Catholic and chose Hildegard von Bingen as my saint pathron and I'm proud of my name." Aug. 3, 2015:
"Hilda Suarez in Ugly Betty the TV sitcom is probably the only one to show this name's sexy side. In Britain, however, it's still usually associated with the far-from-sexy Hilda Ogden in past episodes of the long-running northern English soap opera Coronation Street." Jun. 3, 2008:
"Borne in recent times by Ugly Betty's elder sister Miss Hilda Suarez, but unfortunately Hilda is a more old ladyish name than Betty. Britons usually associate the names Hilda and Betty with Hilda Ogden and Betty Turpin in Coronation Street. Hilda may be a no-nonsense name, but I don't think it's ready for a comeback (if ever). Matilda's bad enough to some people but not to others." May. 1, 2008:
"The name is also spelt with a "y", as in Hylda Baker, that actress from the Lancashire sitcom 'Nearest and Dearest' in which she played pickler Nellie Pledge with Jimmy Jewel (one half of the comedy duo Jewel and Warriss) as her brother Eli. She was known for catchphrases such as "She Knows Y'Know"." Jan. 16, 2007:
"my name is hilda, i've grown up getting the mick taking out my name, mostly connected to hilda ogdan of coronation street fame,when at school i had daily taunts of, for example " where's your curlers?" and " how's stan?"
but i've never let it get to me and am very proud of my name, after all it's meaning is "a battle maiden" and i've grown up to be strong and confident, a right battle maiden, yes it's a old name but to me that means my name is no longer very commen, so when i do meet other "hilda's", it's always on a very rare occasion and is always a great way to make a new friend." Jan. 9, 2007:
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