Meaning and Name Origin
Maude \ma(u)-de\ as a name for girls. The meaning of Maude is "woman from Magdala; mighty in battle". Maude is a variation of Madeline (Hebrew). Maude is also a variation of Matilda (Old German). Maude is also used as a derivative of Maud (French).
Maude▼ has 45 related variations via Madeline, Matilda, Maud: Mada, Maddie, Maddy, Madel, Madella, Madelle, Madelon, Madelyn▲, Madena, Madge▼, Madina, Madlen, Madlin, Madlyn, Mady, Madzia, Mafalda, Magda, Magdala, Magdalen▼, Maidel, Maitilde, Mala, Malena, Malina, Maltilde, Marleah, Marleen, Marlen, Marlena▼, Marlene▼, Marline, Marlyne, Mat, Matelda, Mathilde▼, Matilde▼, Matti, Mattie▼, Matty, Maudie▼, Tilda▼, Tilde, Tildie and Tildy.
Maude is a very popular first name for females (#567 out of 4276, Top 13%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Maude for girls. Maude reached its highest rank of #25 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Maude and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Maude listed in the Top 1000 are Madelyn (#59 in 2014), Madeline (#89), Matilda (#583), Mattie (#958), Maud, Maudie, Tilde, Tilda, Matilde, Mathilde, Mafalda, Madge, Magdalen, Marlen, Marlena and Marlene. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 and have become much less widespread since, with versions such as Marlene, Mattie, Maud, Maude and Maudie falling out of style. Madelyn (#59) and Madeline (#89) are two of the more chic names for newborns in this list, with Madeline and Madelyn going through a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)