Origin of the name HULDR.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name HULDR.
Norse name meaning "muffled" or "propitious."
Some authors render it "fairy" or "hidden one."
Bertha is an impersonation of the Epiphany there seems little doubt, but
it appears that there was an original mythical Bertha, who absorbed the
brightened night, or if the bright night gave a new title to the old
mythical Holda, Holla,
Hulla, Huldr (the faithful, or the muffled), a white spinning
lady, who is making her feather-bed when it snows. She, too,
brings presents at the year's end; rewards good spinners, punishes idle
ones, has a long nose, wears a blue gown and white veil, and drives
through the fields in a car with golden wheels. Scandinavia calls
her Hulla, or Huldr
the propitious; Northern Germany, Holda, probably by adaptation to hold
(mild). Franconia and Thuringia recognized both Holda and Berchta;
in Alsatia, Swabia, Switzerland, Bavaria, and Austria, Berchta alone
prevails. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)