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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Brunhilde

Brunhilde is a spelling variant of the Germanic feminine name, Brunhild. The name has its roots in the Old German language. It is made up of two elements, ‘brunna,’ which means ‘armor’ or ‘protection,’ and ‘hilt,’ meaning battle. The name is interpreted as ‘battle armor’ or ‘protection during battle.’ However, there is another possible interpretation of the name. Taken from the two Germanic elements, ‘brun,’ meaning ‘brown’ and ‘hild,’ meaning ‘armor,’ the name is translated as ‘brown battle maiden’ or ‘armored warrior woman.’

The name has a certain significance in Norse mythology. According to the myths, Brunhild or Brynhildr was a Valkyrie or a warrior woman who was known for her talents and skills in military strategy. She is known for her strength, endurance, and resilience. She has been compared to other goddesses from other religions such as Prophetess Deborah in Judaism who led the Israelites and Goddess Kali in Hinduism (1). In other versions of Norse mythology, she is also depicted as the daughter of Odin. Upon disobeying him, she was punished and imprisoned in a ring of fire (2).

The name is generally pronounced as ‘bruwn-HIL-də’ in German. It also has a few spelling variations in different languages. Some of these include Brunilda in Albanian, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. In Germanic mythology, the name appears as Brünhild or Brunhild, while in Norse mythology it is spelled as Brynhild or Brynhildr. A shortened version of the name is spelled as Nilda in Spanish and Portuguese. Whereas, a more sophisticated and complex spelling of the name is Brunjōhildiz in Old Germanic.

The most well-known fictional character who bears the name is a Marvel animated superheroine. Her Asgardian name is Brunhilde, but she is commonly known as Valkyrie and was created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema. She was the leader of Odin’s shield maidens known as the Valkyrior. She made her first appearance in the December edition of 1970, The Avengers #83.

The name was also borne by Brunhilde Hendrix, a German athlete. She represented her country from the United Team of Germany in the Summer Olympics held in 1960. She participated in the 4×100 meters race and won the silver medal.


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Battle armor; Protection
Belgian, German
1 word, 9 letters, 3 vowels, 6 consonants
Long but moderately easy to pronounce

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Popular Sibling Names For Brunhilde

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Boy Sibling Names For Brunhilde

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Acrostic Poem On Brunhilde

Dive into the lyrical charm of the name Brunhilde with this acrostic poem. Witness how each letter paints together a story, capturing the name’s individuality, strength, vitality, and sophistication. Inspiring, is it? Why not try a similar poem that describes what you think of your baby’s personality?


Brave and carrying a legacy of courage and fearless spirit.


Resourceful and resilient, a tower of strength for everyone.


Unyielding resilience and steadfast determination.


Naughty yet nice, you personify that variety is the spice of life.


Gentle and kind, changing lives with tenderness.


In the quiet of the night, you are a burst of starlight.


Lighthearted and loyal, you sure deserve all things royal.


Dutiful and diligent, that’s what you are deemed to be.


Enchanting like a garden of wildflowers.

Brunhilde’s Zodiac Sign And Birth Star As Per Vedic Astrology

Vedic astrology, also called Jyotisha, provides deep insights into a person’s life based on celestial positions at birth. Rashi and nakshatra, which are an integral part of Jyotisha, are believed to influence an individual’s personality and life events. The following sections give you rashi-related information, such as the associated letters, elements, ruling body, quality, and nakshatra for the name Brunhilde. These details help analyze a person’s characteristics, personality, and behavior.

Zodiac Sign (Rashi)

As shown in the following table, each rashi is associated with specific sounds, which are often used as the starting letters of names for newborns in Hindu families. Each rashi is represented by a figure and one of the five elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether (Space). One ruling celestial body, known as its 'rashi lord' or 'ruler' is assigned to these rashis. These bodies include Venus, Mars, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn. Furthermore, the rashis are assigned various qualities or gunas.

Rashi (zodiac sign)Vrishabha (Taurus)
Starting letters for Vrishabha (Taurus) rashiB, V, U, W
Ruling bodyVenus
QualityFixed (sthira)

Birth Star (Nakshatra)

Another important aspect of Vedic Astrology is the nakshatras, the lunar constellations or star clusters that the Moon occupies during a person's birth. There are 27 nakshatras, each with its own unique qualities, attributes, and symbolism. Each rashi contains two-and-one-fourth nakshatras in it. For example, Aries contains Ashwini, Bharani, and Krithika nakshatras.

The below table provides information on the nakshatras’ degrees on the zodiac circle, their lords and related syllables, for babies born in the Vrishabha (Taurus) rashi. These syllables/phonetics are popularly used to choose the baby name. For precise nakshatra calculation based on your baby's birthplace and date, use our Nakshatra Calculator.

NakshatraDegrees Of The NakshatraNakshatra
Lord (Ruler)
Name Syllables
Krittika (Karthikai, Krithika)Taurus (0 to 10 degrees)SunAa, Ae, E, Ee, Ai, A, I, Oo, U
RohiniTaurus (10 to 23.20 degrees)MoonO, Va, Vaa, Vi, Vee, Wa, Wu
Mrigashira (Makayiram, Mrigasira)Taurus (23.20 to 30 degrees)MarsVe, Vo, Ka, Kaa, Ki, Kee, We, Wo

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Brunhilde In Different Languages

It’s exciting to see our baby’s name spelled and written in various languages. See how people spell Brunhilde in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and more! Each language has its own way of saying Brunhilde, but it’s still the same special name. Learn how the name looks and sounds in different languages around the world!


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Name Numerology For Brunhilde

Numerology is an occult system that gives significance to numbers and their influence on human life and destiny. Numerologists attribute specific qualities, energies, and characteristics to a number. Parents who believe in numerology prefer to choose baby names that resonate positively with the child’s unique numerical vibrations, often derived from their date of birth. Here we give a general birth number and personality traits of the name Brunhilde, based on the Pythagorean (Western) system. This analysis will differ from child to child based on their date of birth. You may use our numerology calculator for more personalized information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the meaning of the name Brunhilde?

The name Brunhilde means battle armor, and protection.

2. What is the origin of the name Brunhilde?

Brunhilde has a Belgian and German origin.


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