Meaning and name origin
Maude \ma(u)-de\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew, Old German and French origin, and the meaning of Maude is "woman from Magdala; mighty in battle". Maude is a variant of Madeline (Hebrew): variant of Madeleine, which is the French version. Also a variant of Matilda (Old German): william the Conqueror's Queen Matilda (11th century) brought the name to Britain, when it was pronounced "maud".
Maude is a very popular first name for females (#567 out of 4276, Top 13%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Maude for girls. Maude reached its highest rank of #25 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Maude and its source forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Madeline (#89), Matilda (#583), Maude and Maud. (2014 statistics).
Maude▼ is also pronounced similarly to Mayde and Meade. Other suggested similar baby names are Mada, Maddie, Maddy, Mady, Maida, Maidie, Maudie▼, Maure, Mauve, Mayda and Maydey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Maude.