Matilda comes from Old German Mahthildis meaning “strength in battle” or “might in battle” from Germanic elements maht (might, strength) which comes from Proto-Indo-European root word *megʰ- (to be able), and hild (battle) which also comes from a Proto-Indo-European root word.

Nicknames: Mattie/Matty, Tilda, Tildy, Tilly/Tillie

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Mahthildis (Ancient Germanic)
  • Mathilda (English, Swedish, Ancient Germanic)
  • Matylda (Czech, Polish)
  • Maud (English, Dutch)
  • Maude (English)
  • Maudie (English)
  • Mathilde (French, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish)
  • Machteld (Dutch)
  • Mechteld (Dutch)
  • Mahaut (Medieval French)
  • Mechthild (German)
  • Mechthilde (German)
  • Matild (Hungarian)
  • Mafalda (Italian, Portuguese)
  • Matilde (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian)
  • Mallt (Welsh)


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