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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 information, 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 (#81406 out of 88799, Top 92%). (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 Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Maud and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Maud listed in the Top 1000 are Madeline (#89 a year ago), Mafalda, Mathilda, Mathilde, Matilda (#583), Matilde, Mattie (#958), Maude, Maudie, Tilda, Tilde, Tillie and Tilly. This girl name reached the peak of its popularity during the years 1880-1889 and has become much less widespread since, 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. There is a resurgence in birth name usage for this name. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.