What does Maude mean?
Maude /mau-de/ as a name for girls is of Hebrew, Old German and French derivation, and the meaning of Maude is "woman from Magdala; mighty in battle". Maude is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -ude, of Madeline (Hebrew): form of Madeleine. Maude is also a variation of Matilda (Old German). Maude is also used as a derivative of Maud (French).
(female) Made, Mauce, ..
(male) Maume, Mause, ..
How popular is Maude?
Maude is a very popular first name for females (#567 out of 4276, Top 13%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#52077 out of 150436, Top 35%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name history of Maude for girls. Maude entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #25 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Popular varying forms of Maude listed in the Top 2000 are Madeline (#89 in recent rankings), Matilda (#583), Mattie (#958), Maddie (#1151), Maud, Maudie, Tilde, Matilde, Madge, Magda, Marlen and Mada. These forms of Maude were favored as baby names 134 years ago (average #891) and have become much less widespread since (#1598, 80% less usage), with versions such as Madge going out of style.
Maude▼ is alike in pronunciation to Mayde, Mead and Meade. Other suggested similar names are Aude, Cade, Claude, Jade, Jaide, Jayde, Kade, Kayde, Mable▼, Macee, Macie▲, Mae▼, Maeve▲, Maida, Maidie, Maime, Maire, Malke, Mame▼, Mamie▼, Manda▼, Mandee, Mandi▼, Mandie, Mando, Mandy▼, Mare, Maree, Marge, Marie▼, Marje, Marne, Marte, Marve, Maura, Maure, Maurie, Mauve, Mave, Maxie, Mayda, Maydey (see Maida), Maye▼, Mayme▼, Mazie▼, Sade▼, Sande and Trude. These names tend to be less frequently used than Maude.