Matilda

Pronunciation: ma-hte-e-lda-h
Origin: Germany
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Europe

Matilda is a feminine given name of Germanic origin, derived from the Old High German "maht" (meaning "might and strength") and "hild" (meaning "battle"). The name means "mighty in battle" and is the Anglicized form of the Germanic feminine title Mahthildis. It was popularized in England by the Normans, who brought the name to the country. The name Matilda has a rich historical background, with several notable figures and fictional characters bearing the name. In European royalty, Matilda was synonymous with nobility. Some famous people named Matilda include Queen Edith of England and Emperor Henry I's wife. The name has also been featured in popular culture, such as Roald Dahl's character Matilda, who embodies the name's meaning with her fearless defiance and defeat of her nasty adversaries.

Matilda Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Matilda is currently #33 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Matilda is currently #14 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Matilda is currently #32 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Matilda is currently #14 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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Famous People Named Matilda

  • Matilda: Matilda is a fictional character from the children's book "Matilda" by Roald Dahl, known for her intelligence and telekinetic abilities.
  • Matilda of Flanders: Matilda of Flanders was the Queen consort of England as the wife of William the Conqueror and the mother of two kings of England, William II and Henry I. She passed away in 1083.
  • Matilda Lutz: Matilda Lutz is an Italian actress and model known for her roles in "Rings," "Revenge," and "Medici
  • Matilda Brown: Matilda Brown is an Australian actress, writer, and director known for her work on television series such as "Rake" and "Let's Talk About."
  • Matilda Ziegler: Matilda Ziegler is a British actress known for her roles in "Mr. Bean" and "Lark Rise to Candleford."