Matilda (name)

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Mathilda
Pronunciation muh-TIL-dah
Gender Female
Origin
Meaning Mighty in battle

Mathilda (sometimes spelled Matilda) is a female name, of Gothic derivation, derived from words corresponding to Old High German "mahta" (meaning "might, strength") and "hildr" (meaning "battle").

The name is currently popular in Scandinavian countries. Mathilde appeared among the top 10 most popular names for girls born in Denmark in 2008 and the name was also well-used in Norway, Sweden and Finland. It is also currently rising in popularity in other European countries, including the United Kingdom and France and in other English-speaking countries.

The name was most popular in the United States between 1880 and 1910, when it was among the top 200 names given to girls. It left the top 1,000 names in the United States by 1964, but reappeared for the first time in 44 years in the top 1,000 names as the 869th most popular name for baby girls born in 2008 in the United States.[1]

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