Tillie Name Meaning & Origin

Tillie

Pronunciation: TI-lee (key)

Origin of the name Tillie:

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

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Mathilda, Mathilde, Matilda, Matilde, Tilda, Tilly

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Nicknames for Tillie

Since Tillie is kind of a nickname already, it's difficult coming up with nicknames, but some of mine have included simply "T", or in middle school, a few of my friends called me "TillBill" which was fun. Some friends now call me "Till", but most just stick with Tillie. Two syllables, pretty easy.

Meanings and history of the name Tillie
Famous real-life people named Tillie

Tillie Baldwin (1888-1958), born Anna Mathilda Winger, an early American cowgirl
Tillie Olsen, American author
Tillie Cole, author

Tillie in song, story & screen

Tillie the Toiler was a popular comic strip in the 1920s.

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