Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. MAWD(English)
MOD(French)
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Meaning & History

Medieval English and French 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 Tennyson's 1855 poem Maud [1].

Related Names

VariantsMathilda, Matilda, Maude(English) Mahaut, Mathilde, Maude(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) Matilda(Slovak) Matilda(Slovene) Mafalda, Matilde(Spanish) Mallt(Welsh)
Surname DescendantsMaddison, Madison(English)

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Norway: June 22
Sweden: March 14

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Entry updated January 21, 2022