Hylda's Name Day

This year Hylda's Name day is on 17th November 2018

Hylda is derived : from Old German, 'battle'; Hylda has a name day of 17th November and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Hilda

Symbols are often associated with Saints, it often helped in the middle ages when people were unable to read thus Hilda has the following symbols associated

  • Snakes
  • A bird
  • A crosier
  • A model of Whitby Abbey.

Historically Famous Hyldas

Hilda was a noblewoman of Northumbria, christened at the age of 13 with her great-uncle, King Edwin, in 627. Her vocation to the religious life came relatively late, but when she was 33 she was installed as Abbess of a convent in Hartlepool by St Aidan. Shortly after this, Hilda founded a double monastery at Whitby which became one of the largest and most important religious foundations in Britain. The Venerable Bede writes about her and some of the eminent people who lived there, induding St John of Beverley and Caedmon, believed to be the author of the first English religious lyrics. An historic conference took place at Whitby in 664 to decide whether the English Church should follow the Celtic or Roman Church calendar. Apart from being formidably efficient and wise, Hilda was also very lovable, according to Bede

Other Names Day resources

Name days stem from celebrations or festivals held to celebrate Saints, these dates were chosen by the relevant church that had declared the person a Saint and as they were often only referred to by a single name then the festival became known as that particular name's day hence name day. The  popular custom of celebrating your name day is wide spread across Europe and the middle east it's rise can be traced back to people's desire to have the occasional party and with literacy being constrained to clergy and similar scribes then people would not know the date unless informed via this route hence if your saint name was being celebrated then why not push the boat out!

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