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 The name was revived in the 17th century, and was outdated by the time of the 1945 film "Mildred Pierce".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, Top 1%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#81003 out of 88799, Top 91%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mildred for girls. Mildred reached its highest rank of #6 in the U.S. in 1910-1919. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Mildred and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Millie (#505) and Mildred. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Hildred. Like Mildred, this name is not commonly used.