Mathilda Name Meaning & Origin

Mathilda

Pronunciation: mah-TIL-də (key)

Origin of the name Matilda:

Derived from the Old High German Mahthilda (powerful in battle), a compound name composed of the elements maht (might, power) and hiltia (battle).

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Nicknames for Mathilda

Tilly, Maude, Maddy, Tilda, Hilda

Meanings and history of the name Mathilda

Brave Maiden; William the Conqueror's wife was named Mathilda

Famous real-life people named Mathilda

Actress Tilda Swinton was born Katherine Mathilda Swinton and goes by the shortened form of her middle name.
Mathilda Ramsay: Daughter of chef Gordon Ramsay

Mathilda in song, story & screen

Mathilda is the 12-year old heroine in Léon (aka the Professional).
See also "Matilda" for many other associations, including "Waltzing Matilda" in which the name is sometimes spelled "Mathilda."

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