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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 The name was revived in the 17th century, and was outdated by the time of the 1945 film "Mildred Pierce".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 has 3 variant forms: Mildrid, Millie and Milly.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mildred name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mildred outside U.S.

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mildred, Millie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Millie outside U.S.

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Hildred. Like Mildred, this name is not commonly used.


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