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Mildred 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 The name was revived in the 17th century, and was outdated by the time of the 1945 film "Mildred Pierce".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.


Popularity of Mildred

Mildred is a very popular first name for women (#60 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#81003 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Mildred for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Mildred with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


Top 1000 ranking of Mildred name in U.S.
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