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Girl Name: Matilda

Name: Matilda
Pronunciation: \m(a)-til-da, mat(i)-lda\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: mighty in battle
Origin: German
Related Names: Madison
Variant forms: Mafalda, Maffalda, Maitilde, Maltilda, Maltilde, Mat, Matelda, Mathilda, Mathilde, Matilde, Matti, Mattie, Matty, Maud, Maude, Maudie, Tilda, Tilde, Tildie, Tildy, Tilli, Tillie, Tilly
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 707

Description

Matilda \m(a)-til-da, mat(i)-lda\ as a girl's name is pronounced muh-TIL-dah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Matilda is "mighty in battle". William the Conqueror's Queen Matilda (11th century) brought the name to Britain, when it was pronounced "maud". It was revived in the 18th century for awhile. A saint's name.

Matilda has 23 variant forms: Mafalda, Maffalda, Maitilde, Maltilda, Maltilde, Mat, Matelda, Mathilda, Mathilde, Matilde, Matti, Mattie, Matty, Maud, Maude, Maudie, Tilda, Tilde, Tildie, Tildy, Tilli, Tillie and Tilly.

For more information, see also the related name Madison.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Matilda.

Popularity

Matilda is a very popular first name for women (#707 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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