What does Clotilda mean?
Clotilda \c-lotil-da, cl(o)-ti-lda\ as a girls' name is pronounced klo-TIL-da. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Clotilda is "famous battle". From the Old French form of the Germanic name Hlothilda. Saint Clothilde was the wife of Frankish King Clovis I in the sixth century, and supposedly went into battle by his side. One of Paris's most fashionable churches is named for her.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Klotid.
Clotilda is an unusual first name for women. Clotilda is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Clotilda and corresponding names. The only popular variation form of Clotilda (#unlisted) is Clotilde. This girl name was at the height of its popularity during the years 1900-1909 and is now much less popular. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Clotilda is alike in pronunciation to Klotilda. Like Clotilda, this name is not frequently used.