What does Matilda mean?
Matilda [matil-da] as a girls' name is pronounced muh-TIL-dah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Matilda is "mighty in battle". William the Conqueror's Queen Matilda (11th century) brought the name to Britain, when it was pronounced "maud". It was revived in the 18th century for awhile. A saint's name.
Matilda▼ has 23 variants: Mafalda, Maffalda, Maitilde, Maltilda, Maltilde, Mat, Matelda, Mathilda▼, Mathilde▼, Matilde, Matti, Mattie▼, Matty, Maud▼, Maude▼, Maudie▼, Tilda▼, Tilde, Tildie, Tildy, Tilli, Tillie▼ and Tilly.
Affiliated girl name: Madison.Creative forms:
(female) Matilma, Matilna, ..
(male) Matiler, Matili, .. Middle name pairings:
Matilda Jordin (M.J.), ..
How popular is Matilda?
Matilda is a very popular first name for females (#707 out of 4276, Top 17%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Matilda was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #110 in the U.S. then, and is at #535 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Madison (#11 the previous year), Mafalda, Mathilda, Mathilde, Matilde, Mattie (#1004), Maud, Maude, Maudie, Tilda, Tilde, Tillie and Tilly are the popular varying forms of Matilda (#535 the previous year). Usage of these relations of Matilda was at its peak during 1880-1889 (adoption of 1.6%) and is now much diminished (adoption 0.7%, ▼52.9%), with forms like Matilda becoming less trendy.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Barinda, Bathilda, Batilda, Batilde (see Bathilda), Bertilda, Casilda, Cassilda, Gilda▼, Gunilda, Hamida, Hilda▼, Larinda, Madella, Madina, Magda, Magnilda, Mahala▼, Mahalya, Mahelia, Mahina, Maida, Majida, Majidah, Makyla, Mala, Malea, Malia, Malicia, Malika, Malinda▼, Malinde, Malissa▼, Malita, Malitta, Malva, Marelda, Mariana, Marianda, Maricia, Marilda, Marilin, Marilis, Marilla, Marilou, Marilyn▼, Marina▼, Marinda, Marisha, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza▼, Mariza, Martella, Martia, Martita, Masina, Matana, Mathea, Matrena, Matryna, Matthea, Mavina, Maxina, Mayda, Melida, Meralda, Milka, Minda, Mirilla, Nagida, Naida, Renilda, Sarilda, Thilda and Zarinda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Matilda.See names in meaning and etymology.