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What does Mathilda mean?

Mathilda Pronunciation of Mathilda [mathil-da] as a girls' name is an Old German name, and the name Mathilda means "mighty in battle". Mathilda is an alternate spelling of Matilda (Old German).

Associated with: mighty (strong), battle.


Mathilda has 1 variant: Matelda.

7 more alternative forms via Matilda: Mafalda, Maffalda, Maitilde, Maltilda, Maltilde, Mathilde and Matilde.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Mathilda Kendra (M.K.), ..

How popular is Mathilda?

Mathilda is a very prominent first name for women (#2074 out of 4276, Top 48%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Mathilda reached its peak position of #179 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mathilda name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mathilda outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Mathilda are Mafalda, Mathilde, Matilda (#535 the previous year) and Matilde. Other variants, like Maffalda, are seldom used. These forms of Mathilda reached the top of their popularity a century ago (median #791) and are now significantly less conventional, with versions like Matilda becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mathilda, Mafalda, Mathilde, Matilda, Matilde in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Matilda outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bathild, Bathilda, Bathilde, Batilda, Batilde (see Bathilda), Berthilda, Casilda, Cassilda, Cathia, Clothilda, Ethelda, Gunhilda, Kathia, Klothilda (see Clotilda), Magnhilde, Magnilda, Mahala, Mahalia, Mahalla, Mahalya, Mahelia, Mahina, Maida, Majida, Malinda, Marcila, Marelda, Marilda, Marilla, Marinda, Marrelda (see Marelda), Matha, Mathea, Mathia, Matrina, Matriona, Matthia, Mattia, Mazhira, Nathalia, Otthild, Otthilda (see Otthild), Pathina, Pathinia (see Parthenia), Ragnhilda, Ragnilda, Rashida, Sarilda, Serhilda, Swanhilda and Thilda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mathilda.

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