Millicent: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Millicent
Origin of the name Millicent:
Derived from the obsolete Old High German Amalswinth, a compound name composed of the elements amal (work) and swinth (strength). The name was brought to England by the Normans in the French forms Melisent and Melisende.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Millicent: | Edit
I'm a Millicent, but i go my Millie, always have. People think its a lovely name, but I'd rather have had a name that isn't such a mouthful. It's not common, and I do like that I'm the only Millicent my friends know, makes me feel like my own person! It's a lovely name. The downside is that I get called 'Millicent Bystander!" thanks to the 'Flushed Away' movie.
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I have grown up with the name Millicent and find it to be ok. I'm really a fan of super-unusual names but Millie seems way too common for my liking.
I am a "Millicent" and I like my name (the whole name, no nickname "Millie".) However, when I was in high school and college I wanted a nickname and so became "Millie" to lots of people. It has been hard to change and get back to Millicent but that is what I now am. My name will not become unpopular because it has never been popular! I like that it is unusual----most people say "oh, that is a pretty name--I've never heard it before" when I give my name.
My Grandmother's name is Millicent, but she goes by Penny. I'd say it's a rather old-fashion name, but there's a lot of room for creative nicknames.
- Nicknames for Millicent: | Edit
Millie, Lissa, Lisa, Penny (as in the "cent" of Millicent)
- Meanings and history of the name Millicent: | Edit
Millicent is a term used for police officers in the fictional nadsat slang in Anthony Burgess's "A Clockwork Orange."
- Famous real-life people named Millicent: | Edit
Dame Millicent Fawcett (1847-1929), a British suffragist and early feminist
Millicent Fenwick (1910-1992), an American fashion editor, politician and diplomat
Millicent Martin (1934-), an English actress, singer and comedian
Millicent Preston-Stanley (1883-1955), an Australian feminist and politician
Millicent Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland, British society hostess
- Millicent in song, story & screen: | Edit
Barbara Millicent Roberts (Barbie the doll)
Milly-Molly-Mandy (nickname of Millicent Margaret Amanda), a fictional character in books by Joyce Lankester Brisley
Millicent Bagnold, former Minister of Magic in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Millicent Bulstrode, Slytherin student in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Millicent Min Girl Genius, a book by Lisa Yee
Millicent Mudd, a character in the webcomic Ozy and Millie
Millicent (Merrie Melodies), a animated cartoon character
Millicent Bystander, a nickname of the main character of the 2006 film Flushed Away
Millicent Weems, name of character played by Dianne Wiest in Synecdoche, New York