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What does Maude mean?

Maude Pronunciation of Maude as a name for girls is of Hebrew, Old German and French derivation, and the meaning of Maude is "woman from Magdala; mighty in battle". Maude is an alternate spelling of Madeline (Hebrew): form of Madeleine. Maude is also a variation of Matilda (Old German). Maude is also used as a derivative of Maud (French).


ASSOCIATED WITH mighty (strong), battle


RELATIONS VIA MADELINE, MATILDA, MAUD Mada, Maddie, Maddy, Madel, Madena, Madge, Madlen, Mady, Magda, Maidel, Mala, Marlen, Mat, Matilde, Matti, Mattie, Matty, Maudie, Tilde

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How popular is Maude?

Maude is a very popular first name for females (#567 out of 4276, Top 13%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#52077 out of 150436, Top 35%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Maude entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #25 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Maude listed in the Top 2000 are Madeline (#100 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Matilda (#489), Mattie (#1057), Maddie (#1145), Mada, Madge, Magda, Marlen, Matilde, Maud, Maudie and Tilde. These forms of Maude were favored as baby names 138 years ago (AVERAGE #891) and have become much less widespread since (#1599, 90% LESS USAGE), with versions such as Madge going out of style. Madeline is more familiar than the rest, although Maddie seems to be gaining favor too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maude, Mada, Maddie, Madeline, Madge in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Magda, Marlen, Matilda, Matilde, Mattie in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Madeline, Matilda, Tilde outside U.S.

Similar Names

Maude is alike in pronunciation to Mayde, Mead and Meade. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aude, Cade, Claude, Jade, Jaide, Jayde, Kade, Kayde, Mable, Macee, Macie, Mae, Maeve, Maida, Maidie, Maime, Maire, Malke, Mame, Mamie, Manda, Mandee, Mandi, Mandie, Mando, Mandy, Mare, Maree, Marge, Marie, Marje, Marne, Marte, Marve, Maura, Maure, Maurie, Mauve, Mave, Maxie, Mayda, Maydey (see Maida), Maye, Mayme, Mazie, Sade, Sande and Trude. These names tend to be less frequently used than Maude.

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