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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.MAWD English
MOD French
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Meaning & History

Usual medieval form of MATILDA. Though it became rare after the 14th century, it was revived and once more grew popular in the 19th century, perhaps due to Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem 'Maud' (1855).
VariantsMathilda, Matilda, Maude English Mahaut, Mathilde French
DiminutivesMattie, Maudie, Tilda, Tillie, Tilly English
Other Languages & CulturesMahthildis, Mathilda Ancient Germanic Matylda Czech Mathilde, Tilde Danish Matilda, Tilda Finnish Mathilde, Mechthild, Mechtilde German Matild Hungarian Mafalda, Matilde Italian Til Limburgish Mathilde Norwegian Matylda Polish Mafalda, Matilde Portuguese Matilde Spanish Mathilda, Matilda, Tilda, Tilde Swedish Mallt Welsh

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Entry updated February 12, 2018   Contribute