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Hulda (Hebrew: חוּלְדָה‎) is a feminine given name derived from חולדה Chuldah[1] or Huldah,[2] a Hebrew word meaning weasel or mole. Huldah was a prophetess in the Old Testament books of kings and chronicles.[3] It can also derive from Norse mythology, where it is the name of a sorceress, meaning secrecy in Old Norse and sweet or lovable in Old Swedish.[4] In the United States, its use has declined since the mid-1920s.[5]

Hulda
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/nameHebrew, Old Norse, Old Swedish, Icelandic
Meaningweasel or mole (Hebrew), secrecy (Old Norse), sweet or lovable (Old Swedish), the fairy or hidden one (Icelandic)

VariantsEdit

  • Huldah
  • Chuldah

Notable peopleEdit

Notable people with this name include:

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Mike Campbell. "Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Chuldah". Behind the Name.
  2. ^ Mike Campbell. "Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Huldah". Behind the Name.
  3. ^ "HULDAH - JewishEncyclopedia.com". jewishencyclopedia.com.
  4. ^ Mike Campbell. "Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Hulda". Behind the Name.
  5. ^ Mike Campbell. "Behind the Name: Popularity for the name Hulda". Behind the Name.