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Origin of the name HOLDA.
Etymology of the name HOLDA.
Meaning of the baby name HOLDA.


HOLDA.  Another name for the Teutonic goddess of love, Freja (q.v.), meaning "helper," from Gothic holthen ("to help"). (Heroes and Heroines of Fiction, Classical Mediaeval, Legendary, Walsh, 1915).  Also spelled Holla and Holle.

... Some have tried to identify Holda with Huldah, the prophetess, in the Old Testament, but this is manifestly a blunder.  And, on the other hand, Bertha is supposed to be a name of the goddess Freya, the wife of Odin; but it appears that though Huldr may possibly have been originally a beneficent form of this goddess, yet that there is no evidence of Bertha's prevailing in heathen times, and therefore the most probable conclusion is that she is really the impersonation of the Epiphany, with the attributes of Holda. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).


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