What does Matilda mean?
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.Kreatif forms:
(female) Matilla, Matilma, ..
(male) Matiler, Matili, ..
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)
Charted below is the baby name statistics of Matilda for girls. Matilda was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #110 in the U.S. then, and is at #583 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Matilda and affiliated names. Madison (#9 the previous year), Mafalda, Mathilda, Mathilde, Matilde, Mattie (#958), Maud, Maude, Maudie, Tilda, Tilde, Tillie and Tilly are the popular varying forms of Matilda (#583 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 0.8%, ▼50.5%), with forms like Matilda becoming less trendy.
Suggested 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.