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Matilda "Mattie" Cook from the novel, Fever 1793.
Much nicer than the obnoxious Maddie, and it has some nice vintage charm to it as well. As a nickname for Matilda, I prefer it to the silly and country-sounding Tilly.
In 2018, 83 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Mattie* who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 773rd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
This appears to have been a common nickname for Margaret (at least in the US) in the 18th and 19th centuries, because I come across it a lot while doing genealogy research.
My little sister's name is Mattie Renee and I think it's soooooo cute! It is not a nickname or anything in her case, it is just her name. Although we call her Matilda or MattieLoo as nicknames. She is named after our Great-Great-Great Aunt Mattie. It suits her very well.
I knew a girl called Mattie-Lee but she went by Tela. Pronounced Tee-luh.
While it is not included on this site, Mattie means "Strong in battle", and is of German origin. Mattie isn't only a derivative, it is also a name that can stand on its own.
The name Mattie was given to 265 girls born in the US in 2015.
We call my little sister Mattie, but her full name is Mattingly.
Mattie Baylock was American lawman Wyatt Earp's first wife.
This is the Dutch equivalent of "homeboy" or "mate".
I like this as a nickname for Martin, but I'm afraid people will assume his name is Maddie, which I am not a fan of for girls.
Mattie Jensen, a character in the game "Nancy Drew: Stay Tuned for Danger."
Mattie Ross, the girl from True Grit, who sets out to avenge her father's death at the hands of an outlaw.
If my future daughter, Mathilda, likes this, I will call her this name but spell it Matthie.
I liked this name, thinking it tomboyish but still sweet. Then I read Ethan Frome, was incredibly annoyed by the simplicity and naivite of Mattie's character, and will never look at that name as being anything other than plain.
So cute! Not sure which I like better, Mattie or Maddie.
I have a friend named Mattie. Everyone misspells it as Maddie. I think if I were her parents, I would have named her Maddie instead.
I love this as a nickname for Matilda.
I have a friend called Mattie, but her full name is Mattison.
Mattie is the oldest daughter of country-singer Alan Jackson and his wife Denise Jackson.
Mattie Silver is the name of a character in the book Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. She is Ethan's wife's cousin and he has feelings for her. [He's a bad person in my opinion and so is Mattie of course, in my opinion]
Mattie is pronounced "MAT ee" not "MAD ee."
It can also be a nickname for Martha.
A famous bearer is Mattie Stepanek, a boy with muscular-dystrophy who amazingly lived to be 12 years old! He was extremely intelligent and started writing poetry at age 3. He was a peacemaker.

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