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What does Maud mean?

Maud \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.


Maud has 2 variants: Maude and Maudie.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Madeline.

Maud has 20 more related forms via Matilda: Mafalda, Maffalda, Maitilde, Maltilda, Maltilde, Mat, Matelda, Mathilda, Mathilde, Matilde, Matti, Mattie, Matty, Tilda, Tilde, Tildie, Tildy, Tilli, Tillie and Tilly.


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. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Maud for girls. Maud reached its highest rank of #74 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maud name in U.S.

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

Prominent alternative forms of Maud are Madeline (#89 a year ago), Mafalda, Mathilda, Mathilde, Matilda (#583), Matilde, Mattie (#958), Maude, Maudie, Tilda, Tilde, Tillie and Tilly. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5602%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.0979%, down 82.5%), with forms such as Mattie, Maude, Maudie, Tilda and Tillie becoming somewhat outmoded. Madeline (#89) is the most contemporarily stylish girl name in this list, and there is a resurgence in birth name usage for this name. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Maud and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Madeline, Mafalda, Mathilda, Mathilde, Matilda, Matilde, Mattie, Maud, Maude, Maudie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tilda, Tillie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Maud is pronounced similarly to Mayde and Mead. Other recommended similar baby names are Mada, Maddy, Mady, Maida, Mata and Mayda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Maud.