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What does Maud mean?

Maud Pronunciation of Maud as a girls' name is pronounced mawd. It is of French origin. Variant of Matilda. Common in the late 19th century. Actress Matilda Adams. Also form of Madeline.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ma-, 19th century


VARIANTS Maude, Maudie




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How popular is Maud?

Maud is a very prominent first name for women (#1424 out of 4276, Top 33%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#136783 out of 150436, Top 91%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Maud entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #74 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Maud are Madeline (#90 A YEAR AGO), Matilda (#535), Maude and Maudie. Other variants, like Mat, are seldom used. These relations of Maud were favored by parents 135 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.99%) and have become much less conventional since (ADOPTION 0.27%, 73% LESS), with forms such as Maud becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maud, Madeline, Matilda, Maude, Maudie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Maud is pronounced similarly to Mayde, Mead and Meade. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aud, Mab, Maci, Macy, Mada, Maddy, Mady, Mae, Mag, Magda, Maguy, Mai, Maia, Maida, Mair, Maj, Maja, Maji, Mal, Mala, Mali, Mame, Manda, Mandi, Mando, Mandy, Mara, Mare, Marg, Mari, Mart, Mary, Mat, Mata, Maura, Maure, Mauve, Mave, Max, Maxi, Maxy, May, Maya, Mayda and Maye. These names tend to be less commonly used than Maud.