Húnhildr is a postulated Old Norse female name of possible Anglo-Scandinavian origin. The first element of the name is Hún- of doubtful origin either from Old Norse húnn ‘bear-cub’ or perhaps Primitive Scandinavian hūn ‘high’. The second element of the name is –hildr ‘battle’. The name appears to be the first element in the field-name Hunildehus in Wildmore, Lincolnshire, which was recorded c. 1200.
Old Norse Name
- Viking Names
- female_name, Lincolnshire, personal-name
Carole Hough, ‘Women in English place-names’, in ‘Lastworda Betst’. Essays in memory of Christine E. Fell with her unpublished writings, ed. Carole Hough and Kathryn A. Lowe. Donington: Shaun Tyas (2002), pp. 41-106.
Gillian Fellows Jensen, Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag (1968), pp. 145, 344, 349.