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Gender: F Meaning of Millicent: "strong in work" Origin of Millicent: German

Combining the mild and the innocent, this sweet and feminine name is worthy of a comeback, in the mode of Madeline and Cecilia. Its original, also attractive form is Melisende, which came from Germany to France and was borne by a daughter of Charlemagne.

Millicent has been in use since the Middle Ages, and was in the Top 500 in the 1920's. Off the list since the early sixties, it's Number 361 on Nameberry.

Millicent Hargrave is a character in Anne Bronte's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Millicent Henning is found in Henry James's The Princess Casamassima, and she appears not once but twice in Harry Potter; she is is also Barbie's middle name.

And of course Milly is one of the cutest of the nostalgic nickname names. .

Famous People Named Millicent

Millicent Fawcett, British suffragist
Millicent Martin, British singer
Millicent Fenwick, American fashion editor and diplomat

Pop Culture References for the Name Millicent

Millicent Huxtable, from the show "One Tree Hill"
Millicent Bullstrode, in the "Harry Potter" series
Barbara Millicent Roberts, Barbie's full name
Millicent "Penny," from the TV series "Good Times"
Millicent Torkelson, character on "The Torkelsons"
"Millicent Min, Girl Genius," novel by Lisa Yee
Millicent Gergich, from the TV show "Parks and Recreation"
Millicent, a goose in the children's book "Detective Arthur"

Lissa, Mel, Melicent, Meliscent, Mellie, Mellisent, Melly, Milisent, Milissent, Millie, Milliestone, Millisent, Milly, Milzie, Missie, Missy

Millicent's International Variations

Mellicent, Melusine, Milicent, Mélisande (French) Melisenda (Spanish)

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