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Meaning and name origin
Mildred \m(i)-ld-red, mil-dred\ as a girl's name is pronounced MIL-dred. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Mildred is "gentle strength". An Anglo-Saxon name. Saint Mildred (eighth century) was an abbess from a royal household noted for her gentleness and kindness. The name was revived in the 17th century, and was outdated by the time of the 1945 film "Mildred Pierce".
Mildred is a very popular first name for females (#60 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#81003 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mildred for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Mildred and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mildred and Millie. (2015 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Hildred. Like Mildred, this name is not commonly used.
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