What does Maude mean?
Maude [maude] 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).
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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. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Maude listed in the Top 2000 are Madeline (#90 in recent rankings), Matilda (#535), Mattie (#1004), Maddie (#1058), Maud, Maudie, Tilde, Matilde, Madge, Magda, Marlen and Mada. These forms of Maude were favored as baby names 135 years ago (average #891) and have become much less widespread since (#1591, 81% 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.See names in meaning and etymology.