Maude: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Maude

Maude

Pronunciation: MAWD (key)

Origin of the name Maude:

Anglicized Norman contraction of Matilda (powerful in battle) in use since the Middle Ages. The name received a boost in popularity in the 19th century from Tennyson's use of it in his poem "Maud" (1855).

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Related Names:

Maud, Maudie

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Maudie, Mim, Mauda, Maud

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Maude Adams, American actress
Maude Apatow, American actress and daughter of director/producer Judd Apatow
Maude Barlow, Canadian author and activist
Maude Fealy, American actress
Maude Bonney, Australian aviatrix
Maude Valérie White, French-English composer

Maude in song, story & screen: | Edit

Maude Varnæs, wife of Hans Christian Varnæs on the Danish TV series "Matador"
"Maude", '70s sitcom starring Bea Arthur
Maude Flanders, wife of Ned Flanders on the animated TV series "The Simpsons"
"Harold and Maude", a cult classic movie starring Ruth Gordon as Maude
"Micki + Maude", 1984 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, with Amy Irving as Maude

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