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A famous bearer would be the Argentinian comic Book, Mafalda.
-- frangg23  11/16/2005
Malfada Hopkirk is the name of the Head of the Improper Use of Magic department in the Harry Potter books. I think this name is really pretty and unique.
-- claraelizabethann  8/1/2006
Princess Mafalda Maria Elisabetta Anna Romana of Savoy (November 2, 1902, Rome – August 27, 1944, Buchenwald) was the second child of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and of his wife Princess Elena Petrovich of Montenegro.

On September 23, 1925, at Racconigi Castle in Piedmont, near Turin, she married Philip of Hesse, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1896-1980). They had the following children:

Moritz (born 1926)
Heinrich (1927-1999)
Otto (1937-1998)
Elizabeth (born 1940); married Count Friedrich Carl von Oppersdorff
Mafalda's husband was a Nazi party loyalist. His brother Christoph was part of the Nazi hierarchy and who was married to Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Princess Mafalda 's marriage resulted in her husband being in a position to act as intermediary between the Nazis in Germany and the Fascist regime in Italy. However, during World War II Hitler believed Princess Mafalda was working against the Nazis, referring to her as the "blackest carrion in the Italian royal house."
-- sweetbabe  12/31/2006
Mafalda of Savoy, an Italian princess, was the wife of the first King of Portugal, Afonso I. Her granddaughter, Infanta Mafalda of Portugal, married briefly Henry I of Castille - she later became a nun and was beatified.
-- Aki  7/18/2007
Mafalda was a character written out of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling. She was an extremely nosy Slytherin but a distant cousin of the Weasley's who attends the Quidditch World Cup with them. (The daughter of that "second cousin who's a stockbroker") She was later replaced by the character Rita Skeeter who Rowling believed could do the nosy job better.
-- rory  4/19/2008
I think this is an unusual and intriguing version of Matilda, and also sounds better. It's sad this name isn't used more often. Also, I think there's a minor character in Harry Potter called Mafalda Hopkirk. I think she might work for the Ministry of Magic or something, but still, lovely name. :)
-- walesgal92  6/27/2009
Mafalda, an historical Portuguese name (that of our first Queen), was revived in Portugal in the 60's and 70's largely due to the popularity of the Argentinian comic strip 'Mafalda', by Quino. Nowadays it's rather common among the younger generations.
-- SugarPlumFairy  12/15/2009
Mafalda is a name of Portuguese origin thought to have derived from the ancient French Mahaut, meaning "Strong In Combat."
The Italian form of Latin Mathilda, also meaning "Mighty In Battle".
-- Francesca  12/1/2010
August 7th is the nameday and in memory of the Blessed Mafalda, queen of Portugal (died 1256).
-- Francesca  12/1/2010
Cute and quirky, but I prefer Matilda (mostly because of the nickname "Tilly.")
-- Dawson  1/10/2011
This name makes me think of a potion brewing wicked witch from southern Italy...
-- flamingrubyred  4/13/2012
Mafalda (1148-1160) was the oldest daughter of King Afonso I of Portugal and his wife Mafalda of Savoy.
-- CarolinW  6/21/2012
In Italy has published a comic strip whose protagonist is called Mafalda, she is a very smart child who cares about the wars & famine that waste the world and so on. Mafalda questions the adults about this trouble in a manner so directly and sinless that puts them in serious trouble!
-- Eretria  2/28/2013

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