Maudeen Name Meaning & Origin
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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Yes, Maude is derived from Matilda. Maudeen is a contraction or combination of Maude and Ellen. The LL's are taken out. It sounds like Maureen or Kathleen and so it is sometimes thought of as Irish. Possibly it is an Irish version of Maude and Ellen.
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