The meaning of the name Elwilda is Elf Battle. The origin of the name Elwilda is Scandinavian. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
From the Norse name Alfhildr which means "Elf Battle." In Norse mythology, Alfhild was a young girl who disguised herself as a warrior in order to avoid marriage to the king, Alf. Based on the name of a female Scandinavian pirate, Alfhild. Other variations include Awilda or Alwilda.