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: Matilna, Metilda, Motilda. [more]
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. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity 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 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 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 0.51%) and is now much diminished (adoption 0.1%, ▼79.7%), with forms like Mattie, Maude, Maudie, Tilda and Tillie becoming somewhat dated. Madison is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Suggested similar baby names are Bathilda, Batilda, Batilde, Casilda, Magnilda, Maida, Majida, Malinda, Marelda, Marilda, Marilla, Marinda and Sarilda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Matilda.