Matilda

First Name
32k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Matilda

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  • According to a user from Australia, the name Matilda is of Aboriginal origin and means "Goddess of the land and sea".
  • A submission from Australia says the name Matilda means "Warrior Maiden" and is of Unknown origin.
  • A submission from Ghana says the name Matilda means "Courageous Brave" and is of Unknown origin.
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Wiktionary

From Old French Mathilde, from Old High German maht, meht (“might”) + hild, hilta (“battle”).

  1. A female given name.
  2. (Britain, army, historical) Either of two British infantry tanks in use during World War II, the or .

Matilda was also found in the following language(s): Faroese, Finnish, Portuguese, Slovak, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Matilda

Matilda of Flanders was royalty. She was most active from 1066 to 1083. She passed away on November 2nd, 1083.

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Matilda of Scotland was royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1100 to 1118. Matilda was born as the child of Malcolm III of Scotland and Saint Margaret of Scotland in Dunfermline. She breathed her last breath on May 1st, 1118.

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Matilda Ziegler is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1987. Matilda was born in 1964 in Ashford, Kent, England.

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Matilda of Boulogne was royalty. Her career lasted from 1135 to 1141. Matilda was born as the child of Eustace III, Count of Boulogne, Mary of Scotland, and Countess of Boulogne in Boulogne-sur-Mer. She passed away on May 3rd, 1152.

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Matilda Brown is an actor, film director, screenwriter, and actress. She has been prominent since 1996. Matilda was born Matilda Brown in 1987.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Matilda

Empress Matilda was royalty. She was most prominent from 1114 to 1114. She passed away on September 10th, 1167.

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Saint Matilda was a saint. She holds the title Queen of East Francia. Saint was born in 895 in Angria. She passed away on March 14th, 0968.

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Princess Caroline Matilda was royalty. She holds the title Countess of Castell-RĂ¼denhausen. Princess was born as the child of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg, Gotha, and Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein on June 22nd, 1912 in Callenburg Castle, Coburg. She passed away on September 5th, 1983.

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Matilda was born as the child of Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Theophanu in 979. She breathed her last breath in 1025.

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Countess was born as the child of Hugh I and Count of Rethel in 1091 in Rethel. She breathed her last breath in 1151.

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How popular is the baby name Matilda in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 210 210 0 #100 girl name
1881 187 187 0
1882 242 242 0
1883 167 167 0
1884 244 244 0
1885 265 260 5
1886 309 309 0
1887 266 266 0
1888 328 328 0
1889 320 320 0
1890 293 293 0
1891 336 336 0
1892 332 332 0
1893 328 328 0
1894 295 295 0
1895 339 339 0
1896 339 339 0
1897 326 326 0
1898 349 349 0
1899 312 312 0
1900 348 348 0
1901 275 275 0
1902 290 290 0
1903 245 245 0
1904 285 285 0
1905 268 268 0
1906 295 295 0
1907 322 322 0
1908 284 284 0
1909 280 280 0
1910 281 281 0
1911 321 321 0
1912 398 398 0
1913 432 432 0
1914 494 494 0
1915 682 682 0
1916 665 665 0
1917 685 685 0
1918 690 690 0
1919 645 645 0
1920 635 635 0
1921 606 606 0
1922 631 626 5
1923 570 570 0
1924 531 531 0
1925 474 474 0
1926 417 417 0
1927 419 419 0
1928 396 396 0
1929 342 342 0
1930 304 304 0
1931 239 239 0
1932 251 251 0
1933 200 200 0
1934 201 201 0
1935 194 194 0
1936 196 196 0
1937 168 168 0
1938 152 152 0
1939 128 128 0
1940 155 155 0
1941 130 130 0
1942 131 131 0
1943 127 127 0
1944 121 121 0
1945 85 85 0
1946 129 129 0
1947 132 132 0
1948 135 135 0
1949 138 138 0
1950 140 140 0
1951 129 129 0
1952 122 122 0
1953 116 116 0
1954 113 113 0
1955 121 121 0
1956 113 113 0
1957 95 95 0
1958 107 107 0
1959 122 122 0
1960 119 119 0
1961 108 108 0
1962 100 100 0
1963 126 126 0
1964 128 128 0
1965 94 94 0
1966 87 87 0
1967 68 68 0
1968 76 76 0
1969 77 77 0
1970 80 80 0
1971 75 75 0
1972 64 64 0
1973 63 63 0
1974 68 68 0
1975 66 66 0
1976 54 54 0
1977 57 57 0
1978 37 37 0
1979 56 56 0
1980 38 38 0
1981 42 42 0
1982 53 53 0
1983 36 36 0
1984 33 33 0
1985 34 34 0
1986 25 25 0
1987 35 35 0
1988 36 36 0
1989 27 27 0
1990 28 28 0
1991 29 29 0
1992 29 29 0
1993 26 26 0
1994 36 36 0
1995 43 43 0
1996 47 47 0
1997 82 82 0
1998 92 92 0
1999 74 74 0
2000 77 77 0
2001 100 100 0
2002 111 111 0
2003 105 105 0
2004 94 94 0
2005 124 124 0
2006 179 179 0
2007 201 201 0
2008 344 344 0
2009 375 375 0
2010 343 343 0
2011 352 352 0
2012 431 431 0
2013 437 437 0
2014 522 522 0
2015 582 582 0
2016 628 628 0
2017 597 597 0

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Popularity of Matilda as a first name

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Common last names for Matilda

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Fun Facts about the name Matilda

  • What name lists does Matilda rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Matilda? Matilda is the 1,345th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Matilda have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 31,537 babies born with the first name Matilda in the United States. That's more than enough people named Matilda to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Matilda? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 210 new born babies.
  • When was Matilda first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Matilda is Tuesday, November 1st, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Matilda born? The highest recorded use of the first name Matilda was in 1918 with a total of 690 babies.
  • Random Matilda Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Matilda ranks 96th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 5 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Matilda: Your name in reverse order is Adlitam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amaidtl. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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