Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MIL-drid  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Old English name Mildþryð meaning "gentle strength", derived from the elements milde "gentle" and þryþ "strength". Saint Mildred was a 7th-century abbess, the daughter of the Kentish princess Saint Ermenburga. After the Norman Conquest this name became rare, but it was revived in the 19th century.

Related Names

DiminutivesMillie, Milly
Other Languages & CulturesMildþryð(Anglo-Saxon)


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Entry updated December 7, 2022