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Matilda was also an Emglish princess in the 12th Century. She was the daughter of Henry I and the mother of Henry II. When Henry I died, she was named his heir and should have been queen but her cousin Stephen seized the throne. She waged a civil war against him but was unsuccessful.
-- Anonymous User  5/7/2005
Matilda is used in a beloved song by The Pogues about Galipoli "Waltzing Matilda" and Tom Waits has a song by the same name, to mean "travelling". Also "Waltzing Matilda" is an Aussie folk song.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2005
Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams daughter's name is Matilda Rose Ledger.
-- namefanatic  11/5/2005
"Matilda" is also the name of a book by Roald Dahl.
-- Anonymous User  12/13/2005
There is also the kids movie, Matilda. Cute name, great nicknames, Mattie and Tilly.
-- Anonymous User  6/4/2006
In the movie "Matilda" a girl named Matilda has powers.
-- Anonymous User  11/17/2007
In Dante's Divine Comedy, Matilda is a mysterious singing woman who meets Dante in the Earthly Paradise and leads him to the waters of the twin rivers Lethe and Eunoe where his bad memories are cleansed and his good memories restored. Dante compares her to Persephone, the goddess of spring.
-- prisca  6/9/2006
Frank Peretti wrote a book called "Tilly," which puts abortion in a Christian point of view.
-- avalah  6/23/2006
There is a famous children's poem, Matilda Who Told Lies, And Was Burned To Death, by Hillaire Belloc.
-- tallie  12/23/2006
Tilda Swinton, who played the White Witch in the Chronicles of Narnia and Gabriel in Constantine, is named Matilda and called Tilda for short.
-- Wunderkind_Princess  11/11/2007
Moderator Pavlína Spálená and Jan Bubeník have a daughter Matilda Bubeníková.
-- Emilie007  9/9/2008
The medieval English Queen Matilda was a courageous and determined lady, sticking up for her rights against her cousin, King Stephen. There is the well-known story of how she escaped from Oxford Castle during a snowstorm, dressed in white so that Stephen's men wouldn't notice her against the white landscape.
She's a good role model for a girl, and her name has a certain zest about it (especially with the nickname Tillie, Tilly) and a pretty middle name. But her name in the vernacular, Maud, is so plain and unattractive.
-- Jonquil  4/17/2009
Matilda was the daughter of William the Conqueror and was named after her mother Matilda of Flanders.
-- CarolinW  6/6/2012
Matilda of England (1156-1189) was the oldest daughter of Henry II of England and his wife Eleonore of Aquitaine. She married Henry "the Lion", Duke of Saxony and Bavaria.
-- CarolinW  6/7/2012
Matilda was the daughter of King Stephen of England and his wife Matilda.
-- CarolinW  6/8/2012
Matilda "Tilly" Aston was the first blind teacher in Australia.
Matilda Browne was an American painter.
Matilda Gage was an American suffragist and abolitionist.
-- Anonymous User  6/10/2013
I know the children's movie and book were mentioned earlier, but Matilda Wormwood is also the main character in the Broadway musical Matilda.
-- Anonymous User  5/31/2015
Dislike it. Sounds very dated to me.
-- Anonymous User  11/16/2015
Matilda Jane Sager (born 1839 died 1928). Matilda was born in Buchanan county Missouri to Henry Sager and Naomi Sager nee Carney and was the fifth child of the seven Sager orphans who where orphaned on the Oregon trail in 1844 trying to get to the west coast of America. The seven orphans where later taken on by missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman but they too, along with Matilda's too older brothers were killed by natives and the others were taken hostage and held for ransom by the Indians for supplies and supplements along with 47 other white settlers. It became known as the Whitman massacre later in 1847 in what is today Washington state. Despite all the hardship she went through, Matilda and two other sisters survived. Matilda Jane Sager married young around 1855 and had 8 children and later settled in California and died age 89 in 1928. I also love the name Matilda and the meaning mighty in battle a very appropriate name for this remarkable woman of her era :-)
-- Goldcrown  12/4/2015

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