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Matilda Meaning


What does Matilda mean?

The name Matilda is of German and English origin.

The meaning of Matilda is "mighty in battle".

Matilda is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ma-til-da.

The Given Name Matilda

Matilda is a form of a Germanic personal name. It is comprised of the elements meht meaning "might or strength" and hild meaning "battle". The name was introduced into England by the Normans and reference to this Latinized form can be found in medieval records.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Matilda of Ringelheim, and Matilda Price.

Matilda Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 489 in baby name popularity for girls with 635 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 522 in baby name popularity for girls with 598 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

View the Matilda Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Matilda has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Matilda to other names.

Matilda Related Names

Matilda is a form of Mahthildis.

Variants of the name Matilda include Mathilda.

The names Machteld, Mafalda, Mahault, Mathilde, Matild, Matilde, Matylda are all forms of Matilda.

Matilda has the diminutive (nickname) Tilda.

Famous Matildas

  • Matilda of Ringelheim ~ Saint
  • Matilda Price ~ Nicholas Nickleby character

Matilda Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Matilda.

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Matilda Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Matilda in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Matilda.

Just for fun, see the name Matilda in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Matilda in Nautical Flags page.