Gender: Feminine
Origin: German
Meaning: “sun battle.”

The name is very rare in German speaking countries, but is a name with ancient Germanic roots, comprised of the elements sonne meaning sun and hild meaning battle.

Another form includes Sonnhilde (ZOHN-heel-deh). Other ancient Germanic names with the sonne element include Sonngard meaning “sun spear,” (ZOHN-gart); and Sonntraud meaning “sun truth.” (ZOHN-trout).