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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. 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 1855 poem Maud [1].

Related Names

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) Matilda(Slovak) Matilde(Spanish) Mathilda, Matilda, Tilda, Tilde(Swedish) Mallt(Welsh)
Surname DescendantsMaddison, Madison(English)

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classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  
Sweden: March 14

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