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Queen Mathilde of Belgium is the wife of King Philippe, who ascended the throne following the abdication of his father, King Albert II, on 21 July 2013. She is the first Belgian-born Queen consort of the Belgians.
cutenose  7/15/2017
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This is a really pretty name! I like it pronounced just like Matilda, not ma-TEELD as others have said, but both are correct. This name gives me a very medieval, old-fashioned vibe.
kvpp88  10/3/2014
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The name Mathilde was relatively popular in the beginning of the 20th century, was pretty uncommon by the 1940's, and got super trendy in the late 80's. It reached its height in 1996.
bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013
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Mathilde (1313-1346) was the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV and his wife Beatrix.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
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Mathilde (954-999) was the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Otto I and his wife Adelheid.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
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Mathilde (979-1025) was the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Otto II and his wife Theophanu.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
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Mathilde (1048-1060) was the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Henry III and his second wife Agnes.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
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Mathilde (1027-1034) was the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Conrad II and his wife Gisela.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
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Mathilde (1863-1933) was the daughter of King George of Saxony and his wife Maria Ana of Portugal.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
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Mathilde (1877-1906) was the daughter of King Ludwig III of Bavaria and his wife Maria Theresia.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
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Mathilde (1251-1304) was the oldest daughter of German King Rudolf I and his wife Gertrud of Hohenburg. She married the Duke of Bavaria.
CarolinW  6/17/2012
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Mathilde (1280-1323) was the daughter of the German King Adolf of Nassau and his wife Imagina of Isenburg-Limburg.
CarolinW  6/17/2012
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Mathilde of Bavaria (1813-1862) was the oldest daughter of Ludwig I of Bavaria and his wife Therese.
CarolinW  6/8/2012
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Mathilde in Bavaria (1843-1925) - younger sister of Empress Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria.
CarolinW  1/6/2011
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I just found out recently that there is a Saint Mathilde, 12/29/ her day and that she was a Queen of England.
Sonja Carlo  12/29/2010
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Mathilde is such a gorgeous and beautiful name! I like it better than Matilda! Mathilde is so sweet and soft, and beautiful! A beautiful classic!
― Anonymous User  12/11/2010
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This is a gorgeous name. Perhaps I like it a lot because of, as noted above, Mathilde in “A Very Long Engagement” but I just think it’s so much lovelier than Matilda (or, for that matter, lovelier than the spelling Matilda).

I agree; I love the ‘H’ in the middle. I do think that, as someone said, it gives it a sort of ‘grit’ or grittiness. I love the pronunciation ma-TEELD; I think it’s so beautiful. Stunning!
Lunar_Wolf  8/25/2010
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I find this spelling very unique! I think that it is just as beautiful as Matilda, but something about this spelling makes me love this name even more. (:
RosePetals016  6/30/2009
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In the book Spinners by Donna Jo Napoli, which is a retelling of Rumplestiltskin, the child Rumplestiltskin demands from the queen is named Mathilde. I think I like this spelling better than Matilda, though they're pronounced the same.
britto08  4/1/2009
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I quite like this name, which is strange, considering I somewhat dislike the name Mathilda. At any rate, I think the "H" in the name gives it grit and makes it interesting.
tiny_clever_outlet  10/4/2008
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Mathilde was the returning lover in the Jacques Brel song of the same name.
Guy de Maupassant also used the name for the foolish main character in his short story The Necklace.
Izartrix  10/30/2007
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This name is also used in the Netherlands and the Dutch pronunciation is mah:-TIL-du. [noted -ed]
X-Mar  10/19/2007
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Pretty, but I hate the "H" in the middle. I've always believed it was pronounced "Mafild(e)" but "Mateeld" sounds so much better. I like the name Matilda better, though.
― Anonymous User  9/8/2007
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Mathilde is a song by Jacques Brel.
Lilya  9/5/2007
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Mathilde is also a German name. This was my great-grandmother's name who came to the U.S. from Germany, and it was pronounced the same way as Matilda. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  8/15/2007
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Very beautiful-looking. Yeah, it's better than plain old 'Matilda.'
Surreal  3/3/2007
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The main character in the recent film "A Very Long Engagement," played by Audrey Tautou, was named Mathilde.
Baraka  6/26/2006
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Mathilde is a beautiful name. A nice alternative to Matilda.
BtNfan  6/21/2006
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A famous bearer of this name in Europe is the Duchess of Brabant, Mathilde, who in time will become Queen Consort of the Belgians.
lala  6/27/2005

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