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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mild

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Mild
Gentle; pleasant; kind; soft; bland; clement; hence, moderate in degree or quality; -- the opposite of harsh severe irritating violent disagreeable, etc.; -- applied to persons and things; as, a mild disposition; a mild eye; a mild air; a mild medicine; a mild insanity.

Etymology: AS. milde; akin to OS. mildi, D. & G. mild, OHG. milti, Icel. mildr, Sw. & Dan. mild, Goth. milds; cf. Lith. melas dear, Gr. � gladdening gifts

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Mild and pleasant ("the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth")
  2. Moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme ("a mild winter storm", "a mild fever", "fortunately the pain was mild", "a mild rebuke", and "mild criticism")
  3. Humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness

Notable Persons With the Last Name Mild

Håkan Mild is a soccer player for the IFK Göteborg, Servette FC, Real Sociedad, Wimbledon F.C., Sweden national under-23 football team, and Sweden national football team. Håkan was born on June 14th, 1971 in Trollhättan, Sweden.


Duke was born as the child of Magnus II and Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg in 1355. Duke is also known as Heinrich I. der Milde and Herzog zu Braunschweig-Lüneburg (German). He died on October 14th, 1416.


Otto was born on June 24th, 1292. He died on August 30th, 1344.


Hans was given the name Hans Hjalmar Mild on July 31st, 1934 in Stockholm. He breathed his last breath on December 23rd, 2007.


Gerald was born on April 8th, 1962 in Salzburg, Austria.


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Popularity of Mild as a last name

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Common last names for Mild

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mild U.S.
  White 96.37% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mild

People with the last name Mild are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Mild

  • How Popular is the name Mild? As a last name Mild was the 94,730th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Mild first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Mild is Thursday, October 1st, 1885.
  • How unique is the name Mild? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Mild. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Mild: Your name in reverse order is Dlim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mlid. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mild? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 193 people with the last name Mild.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mild? Mild is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.