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What does Matilda mean?

Matilda Pronunciation of Matilda as a girls' name is pronounced muh-TIL-dah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Matilda is "mighty in battle". William the Conqueror's Queen Matilda (11th century) brought the name to Britain, when it was pronounced "maud". It was revived in the 18th century for awhile. A saint's name.


ASSOCIATED WITH mighty (strong), battle, britain (england), 18th century, saint


VARIANTS Mafalda, Maffalda, Maitilde, Maltilda, Maltilde, Mat, Matelda, Mathilda, Mathilde, Matilde, Matti, Mattie, Matty, Maud, Maude, Maudie, Tilda, Tilde, Tildie, Tildy, Tilli, Tillie, Tilly

SEE ALSO Madison



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How popular is Matilda?

Matilda is a very popular first name for females (#707 out of 4276, Top 17%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Matilda was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #110 in the U.S. then, and is at #489 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Matilda name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Madison (#22 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Mafalda, Mathilda, Mathilde, Matilde, Mattie (#1057), Maud, Maude, Maudie, Tilda, Tilde, Tillie and Tilly (#1657) are the popular varying forms of Matilda (#489). Usage of these relations of Matilda was at its peak during 1880-1889 (ADOPTION OF 2.4%) and is now much diminished (ADOPTION 0.5%, 79.9%), with forms like Matilda becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Matilda, Madison, Mafalda, Mathilda, Mathilde in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Matilde, Mattie, Maud, Maude, Maudie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tilda, Tillie, Tilly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Matilda, Madison, Tilda, Tilde, Tilly outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Barinda, Bathilda, Batilda, Batilde (see Bathilda), Bertilda, Casilda, Cassilda, Gilda, Gunilda, Hamida, Hilda, Larinda, Madella, Madina, Magda, Magnilda, Mahala, Mahalya, Mahelia, Mahina, Maida, Majida, Majidah, Makyla, Mala, Malea, Malia, Malicia, Malika, Malinda, Malinde, Malissa, Malita, Malitta, Malva, Marelda, Mariana, Marianda, Maricia, Marilda, Marilin, Marilis, Marilla, Marilou, Marilyn, Marina, Marinda, Marisha, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Mariza, Martella, Martia, Martita, Masina, Matana, Mathea, Matrena, Matryna, Matthea, Mavina, Maxina, Mayda, Melida, Meralda, Milka, Minda, Mirilla, Nagida, Naida, Renilda, Sarilda, Thilda and Zarinda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Matilda.

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