Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. mu-FAL-du(Portuguese) ma-FAL-da(Italian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Originally a medieval Portuguese form of Matilda. This name was borne by the wife of Afonso, the first king of Portugal. In modern times it was the name of the titular character in a popular Argentine comic strip (published from 1964 to 1973) by Quino.

Related Names

VariantsMatilde(Portuguese) Matilde(Italian) Matilde(Spanish)
Other Languages & CulturesMatylda(Czech) Mathilde, Tilde(Danish) Machteld, Mathilda, Mathilde, Maud, Mechteld, Til(Dutch) Mathilda, Matilda, Mattie, Maud, Maude, Maudie, Tilda, Tillie, Tilly(English) Matilda, Tilda(Finnish) Mathilde, Maud, Maude(French) Mathilde, Mechthild, Mechtilde(German) Mahthilt, Mathildis(Germanic) Matild(Hungarian) Mahaut(Medieval French) Mathilde(Norwegian) Mahtihildiz(Old Germanic) Matylda(Polish) Matilda(Slovak) Matilda(Slovene) Mathilda, Matilda, Maud, Tilda, Tilde(Swedish) Mallt(Welsh)


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Entry updated April 5, 2022