Tillie Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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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.
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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.