What does Mildred mean?
Mildred [mil-dred] as a girls' 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 The name was revived in the 17th century, and was outdated by the time of the 1945 film "Mildred Pierce".
(female) Mildredi, Milred, ..
(male) Mildel, Mildredi, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Mildred?
Mildred is a very popular first name for females (#60 out of 4276, Top 1%) and a slightly less popular last name for both adults and children (#147095 out of 150436, Top 98%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Mildred reached its highest position of #6 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Mildred rated in the Top 2000 are Millie (#477 last year) and Milly. Adoption of these forms of Mildred reached its highest 105 years ago (usage of 2.69%) and is now much lower (usage 0.03%, ▼98.8%), with the form Mildred becoming somewhat outmoded.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Eiluned, Hildred, Malorey, Margred, Midge, Milke, Mille, Millee, Milzie, Mindee, Mindie and Sigred. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mildred.See names in meaning and etymology.