Infographic of Matilda name meaning, which is “Might in battle,” in allusion to the feminine inspiration upon the warriors, from the Old High German mciht (power, might) and liiltia (battle).
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Matilda Name Popularity

How popular is the name Matilda? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 234 231 0.0656%
1911 222 272 0.073%
1912 226 356 0.0706%
1913 236 381 0.0672%
1914 244 449 0.0644%
1915 232 637 0.0701%
1916 238 643 0.0666%
1917 238 662 0.0662%
1918 243 661 0.0616%
1919 249 625 0.0597%
1920 260 608 0.0547%
1921 273 575 0.0502%
1922 261 581 0.0522%
1923 269 536 0.0479%
1924 287 495 0.0426%
1925 305 427 0.0378%
1926 330 359 0.0326%
1927 330 373 0.0337%
1928 335 359 0.0336%
1929 363 288 0.0278%
1930 390 247 0.0236%
1931 422 189 0.0191%
1932 415 203 0.0205%
1933 448 164 0.0176%
1934 458 155 0.016%
1935 462 140 0.0144%
1936 479 139 0.0144%
1937 528 113 0.0115%
1938 558 104 0.0102%
1939 619 77 0.0076%
1940 557 111 0.0104%
1941 636 79 0.007%
1942 624 98 0.0078%
1943 743 62 0.0047%
1944 764 56 0.0045%
1945 793 48 0.0039%
1946 705 86 0.0058%
1947 754 85 0.0051%
1948 775 76 0.0048%
1949 702 99 0.0062%
1950 703 104 0.0065%
1951 830 73 0.0043%
1952 832 74 0.0042%
1953 908 63 0.0036%
1954 956 59 0.0032%
1955 880 77 0.0042%
1956 937 70 0.0037%
1957 1,169 39 0.002%
1958 1,134 43 0.0023%
1959 944 76 0.004%
1960 982 72 0.0038%
1961 1,006 69 0.0037%
1962 1,073 55 0.003%
1963 907 81 0.0045%
1964 907 83 0.0047%
1965 1,113 45 0.0028%
1966 1,091 48 0.0031%
1967 1,336 28 0.0018%
1968 1,244 35 0.0023%
1969 1,434 27 0.0018%
1970 1,520 26 0.0016%
1971 1,333 37 0.0025%
1972 1,722 17 0.0012%
1973 1,376 31 0.0024%
1974 1,513 26 0.002%
1975 1,348 37 0.0029%
1976 1,608 22 0.0017%
1977 1,744 21 0.0016%
1978 2,983 5 0.0004%
1979 2,062 14 0.001%
1980 2,250 12 0.0008%
1981 1,919 19 0.0013%
1982 2,224 13 0.0009%
1983 3,038 5 0.0003%
1984 3,236 5 0.0003%
1985 2,152 15 0.001%
1986 2,698 8 0.0005%
1987 2,758 7 0.0005%
1988 2,728 10 0.0006%
1989 3,456 5 0.0003%
1990 2,662 12 0.0007%
1991 3,570 5 0.0003%
1992 0 0%
1993 0 0%
1994 2,858 10 0.0007%
1995 2,804 10 0.0007%
1996 2,061 25 0.0017%
1997 1,913 31 0.0021%
1998 1,813 38 0.0025%
1999 1,794 41 0.0027%
2000 2,061 31 0.002%
2001 1,806 45 0.003%
2002 1,677 55 0.0037%
2003 1,720 55 0.0036%
2004 1,835 47 0.0031%
2005 1,669 60 0.0039%
2006 1,291 120 0.0077%
2007 1,241 138 0.0087%
2008 841 280 0.0181%
2009 775 315 0.0211%
2010 787 294 0.0204%
2011 783 288 0.0202%
2012 665 370 0.026%
2013 618 401 0.0282%
2014 568 479 0.0329%
2015 527 541 0.0372%
2016 484 583 0.0404%
2017 501 559 0.0401%
2018 466 603 0.0439%
2019 425 662 0.0489%
2020 473 589 0.0463%

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What names are diminutives of Matilda?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Matilda sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Matilda, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Mattie

Lady; mistress of the house; mighty in battle

German

Matty

Mighty in battle

German

Maud

A diminutive form of Mathilda, Magdalene, Matilda, etc.

French

Maude

Woman from Magdala; mighty in battle

Hebrew

Tilda

A short form of Matilda.

German

Tillie

Mighty in battle

German

Tilly

Mighty in battle

German


What names are variants of Matilda?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Matilda.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Mafalda

Spanish

Maffalda

Mighty in battle

Spanish

Maitilde

Mighty in battle

German

Maltilda

Mighty in battle

German

Maltilde

Mighty in battle

German

Mat

Mighty in battle

German

Matelda

Mighty in battle

German

Mathilda

Mighty in battle

German

Mathilde

Mighty in battle

German

Matilde

Mighty in battle

German

Matti

Lady; mistress of the house; mighty in battle

German

Mattie

Lady; mistress of the house; mighty in battle

German

Matty

Mighty in battle

German

Maud

A diminutive form of Mathilda, Magdalene, Matilda, etc.

French

Maude

Woman from Magdala; mighty in battle

Hebrew

Maudie

Mighty in battle

German

Tilda

A short form of Matilda.

German

Tilde

Mighty in battle

German

Tildie

Mighty in battle

German

Tildy

Mighty in battle

German

Tilli

Mighty in battle

German

Tillie

Mighty in battle

German

Tilly

Mighty in battle

German


What names are similar to Matilda?

Find a name that’s like Matilda, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Madison

Son of Maud

English


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5 Comments

  1. We named her after my husbands grandmother. We call her Tilly.

  2. It was chosen after our great grandmother as she was a strong woman with loving and care nature.
    It also means battle mighty which I hope our daughter will represent at some point in her life ?

  3. I chose matilda after me and my husband’s favorite movie it fit perfectly with her last name Mccaffrey

  4. I chose Matilda because it’s old school and unique and not many girls have that name her middle name is Nicole because her aunt’s middle name is Nicole and Mccaffrey for her last name after her dad

  5. We chose Matilda to honor my husband’s late great grandmother Matilda. She came over to Ellis Island during the invasion of Poland. Matilda’s middle name, Caroline, was to honor my mother in law, Angela Carol. ? We are very close to our family, so we figured what better way to honor them than to name our last child after them!


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