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).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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
Maude Muddlesby, a character in the internet comic blog "The Greasers of Hazzick Flats"; a neat-and-cleanliness freak who washes her hands at frequent intervals, sprays the air ahead of her so that the air that she breathes will smell fresh and sweet, and writes notes to boys in study hall, telling them their fingernails are dirty or they have pimples on their faces, etc. etc. After graduation, goes to college, after college changes her name to Purity White and works in Washington, D.C. as president of Pollution Control. On a vacation, returns to Hazzick Flats and gives a speech on a street corner about "Keeping the City Clean" . People in the crowd boo her and jeer at her, whereupon she pulls a gun out of her purse and fires into the crowd. Spends the rest of her life in the insane asylum. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com

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