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It sounds like morbid!
HauntedWhisper  11/23/2011
I can't imagine anyone actually using this name today. The mythological (possibly real?) person is hardly one to look up to, and the name itself reminds me a lot of *mors*, meaning "death", and "dread".
erb816  6/30/2012
It sounds like a masculine form of Mildred.
Hushpuppy  1/1/2017
I think it sounds quite sweet, in a morbid way ~ it would be nice to hear it on a child nowadays. Nicknames could be 'Mor', 'Mord', or 'Mordy/Mordie'.
Barbastelle  4/5/2017
Wikipedia says this name means:

The name Mordred (found as Modredus in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae) comes from Old Welsh Medraut (comparable to Old Cornish Modred and Old Breton Modrot) and is ultimately derived from Latin Moderātus meaning "within bounds, observing moderation, moderate". [noted -ed]

Cane, Meredith. Personal Names of Men in Wales, Cornwall and Brittany 400-1400 AD, University of Wales Ph.D. thesis, 2003, pp. 273-4.

Lewis, Charlton, T., An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago. American Book Company. 1890.

Wiktionary - under descendants of Moderatus:
Bleuette  6/16/2017

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