Mildred

First Name
452k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mildred

"Mildred" is a name of English origin, and it means "Mild Strength". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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From the name of an 8th century English saint, Old English Mildþryþ, from mild (“mild"”) + þryþ (“strength”).

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Mildred

Mildred Harris was an actress. She was most prominent from 1912 to 1944. Mildred was born on November 29th, 1901 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S. She passed away on July 20th, 1944.

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Mildred Dresselhaus is a scientist in the field of applied physics. Mildred was born on November 11th, 1930 in Brooklyn.

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Mildred Gillars was a radio announcer and actress. Mildred was given the name Mildred Elizabeth Sisk on November 29th, 1900 in Portland, Maine. Mildred is also known as Midge at the Mike and Axis Sally. She left this life on June 25th, 1988.

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Millie Jackson is a soul music, disco, rhythm, and blues singer-songwriter and comedian. She plays Human voice. Her career lasted from 1964 to 1964. Millie was given the name Mildred Jackson on July 15th, 1944.

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Mildred Burke was a wrestler. Mildred was born on August 5th, 1915 in Coffeyville, Kansas. She breathed her last breath on February 18th, 1989.

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Mildred Natwick was an actress. She was most prominent from 1932 to 1932. Mildred was born on June 19th, 1905 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. She passed away on October 25th, 1994.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mildred

Henry was born on March 9th, 1795 in Portsea Island. He left this life on March 22nd, 1877.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 132 132 0
1881 154 154 0
1882 172 172 0
1883 183 183 0
1884 247 247 0
1885 245 245 0
1886 289 289 0
1887 373 373 0 #89 girl name
1888 499 499 0 #83 girl name
1889 630 625 5 #69 girl name
1890 641 635 6 #71 girl name
1891 761 761 0 #64 girl name
1892 959 959 0 #62 girl name
1893 1,008 1,008 0 #60 girl name
1894 1,226 1,220 6 #50 girl name
1895 1,480 1,474 6 #39 girl name
1896 1,629 1,620 9 #39 girl name
1897 1,729 1,723 6 #33 girl name
1898 2,110 2,102 8 #28 girl name
1899 2,297 2,291 6 #17 girl name
1900 2,813 2,800 13 #20 girl name
1901 2,431 2,424 7 #14 girl name
1902 2,764 2,750 14 #14 girl name
1903 3,109 3,088 21 #10 girl name
1904 3,538 3,525 13 #9 girl name
1905 3,775 3,758 17 #8 girl name
1906 3,887 3,873 14 #9 girl name
1907 4,291 4,277 14 #8 girl name
1908 4,644 4,624 20 #8 girl name
1909 5,073 5,054 19 #8 girl name
1910 5,710 5,692 18 #8 girl name
1911 6,298 6,271 27 #8 girl name
1912 8,786 8,764 22 #6 girl name
1913 9,952 9,921 31 #6 girl name
1914 11,686 11,649 37 #7 girl name
1915 15,291 15,253 38 #6 girl name
1916 15,677 15,633 44 #6 girl name
1917 16,303 16,257 46 #6 girl name
1918 17,300 17,258 42 #6 girl name
1919 17,344 17,300 44 #6 girl name
1920 18,097 18,058 39 #6 girl name
1921 17,924 17,882 42 #7 girl name
1922 16,454 16,412 42 #8 girl name
1923 16,040 15,989 51 #8 girl name
1924 15,897 15,853 44 #8 girl name
1925 14,495 14,450 45 #9 girl name
1926 13,603 13,551 52 #9 girl name
1927 13,103 13,053 50 #11 girl name
1928 11,701 11,649 52 #15 girl name
1929 10,307 10,255 52 #18 girl name
1930 9,388 9,351 37 #21 girl name
1931 8,215 8,166 49 #26 girl name
1932 7,685 7,642 43 #26 girl name
1933 6,615 6,572 43 #32 girl name
1934 6,211 6,177 34 #35 girl name
1935 5,577 5,545 32 #35 girl name
1936 5,089 5,053 36 #40 girl name
1937 4,665 4,645 20 #43 girl name
1938 4,477 4,440 37 #52 girl name
1939 4,157 4,137 20 #55 girl name
1940 3,968 3,936 32 #58 girl name
1941 3,867 3,844 23 #64 girl name
1942 3,822 3,810 12 #71 girl name
1943 3,637 3,623 14 #77 girl name
1944 3,333 3,318 15 #81 girl name
1945 2,968 2,960 8 #93 girl name
1946 3,077 3,064 13
1947 3,128 3,119 9
1948 2,762 2,755 7
1949 2,643 2,635 8
1950 2,302 2,297 5
1951 2,189 2,183 6
1952 2,058 2,052 6
1953 1,939 1,939 0
1954 1,841 1,836 5
1955 1,647 1,637 10
1956 1,645 1,637 8
1957 1,415 1,410 5
1958 1,317 1,312 5
1959 1,266 1,266 0
1960 1,087 1,080 7
1961 994 994 0
1962 964 964 0
1963 901 901 0
1964 847 847 0
1965 749 749 0
1966 659 659 0
1967 572 572 0
1968 476 476 0
1969 455 450 5
1970 489 482 7
1971 388 388 0
1972 337 337 0
1973 311 311 0
1974 300 300 0
1975 256 256 0
1976 239 239 0
1977 204 204 0
1978 179 179 0
1979 160 160 0
1980 159 159 0
1981 155 155 0
1982 175 175 0
1983 138 138 0
1984 149 149 0
1985 106 106 0
1986 128 128 0
1987 116 116 0
1988 122 122 0
1989 127 127 0
1990 109 109 0
1991 122 122 0
1992 101 101 0
1993 89 89 0
1994 77 77 0
1995 84 84 0
1996 79 79 0
1997 69 69 0
1998 80 80 0
1999 63 63 0
2000 81 81 0
2001 75 75 0
2002 83 83 0
2003 89 89 0
2004 80 80 0
2005 73 73 0
2006 76 76 0
2007 93 93 0
2008 87 87 0
2009 69 69 0
2010 68 68 0
2011 70 70 0
2012 63 63 0
2013 74 74 0
2014 82 82 0
2015 87 87 0
2016 78 78 0

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Popularity of Mildred as a first name

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Popularity of Mildred as a last name

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Common last names for Mildred

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • White
  • Clark
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Hall
  • Nelson

Fun Facts about the name Mildred

  • How Popular is the name Mildred? Mildred is the 143rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Mildred have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 452,103 babies born with the first name Mildred in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mildred to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mildred? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 132 new born babies.
  • When was Mildred first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mildred is Thursday, January 24th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Mildred born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mildred was in 1920 with a total of 18,058 babies. That's a lot of babies named Mildred!
  • Random Mildred Factoid: According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mildred ranks 71st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 32 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1935.
  • Weird things about the name Mildred: Your name in reverse order is Derdlim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Emriddl. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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