Millie

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Gender: F Origin of Millie: Diminutive of Mildred or Millicent Millie's Popularity in 2015: #477

Millie is fashionable again in England and Wales, where it's Number 26, and especially in Scotland where's it's reached Number 10. In the USA it's a winner with parents who like the offbeat, frilly, and old-fashioned. Millicent would be an appealing long form, but many people are using Millie all by its cute self -- so many, in fact, that it returned to the Top 500 in 2015 for the first time since World War 2.

Millie was in the Top 1000 here until 1966, peaking at Number 128 way back in 1881; it made a return appearance in 2009, and is beginning to climb. The name got a lot of attention via the 1967 film Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Fashionable relative: Milla or Mila. Tillie is another old-school nickname that, like Millie, sounds modern again.

Famous People Named Millie

Mildred "Millie" Jackson, American singer
Mildred "Millie" Kirkham, American singer
Millicent Dolly May "Millie" Small, Jamaican singer-songwriter
Mildred "Millie" Deegan, American female baseball player
Millie Perkins, American actress
Millie Hughes-Fulford, American investigator and biologist
Camilla "Millie" Mackintosh, British reality TV personality of "Made in Chelsea"
Mili Avital, Israeli actress
Millie Bobby Brown, spanish actress

Pop Culture References for the name Millie

Millie Kentner, character in Freaks and Geeks
Millie Dillmount, main character in "Thoroughly Modern Millie," movie and musical
Princess Millie, character in "The Frog Princess" by E.D. Baker
Millie, character in the Warriors series
Millicent "Millie" McFadden, character on TV's "One Tree Hill"
Millie, pseudonym of Georgia "George" Lass on TV's "Dead Like Me"
Millie Warne, character in movie "Miss Potter"
Millie, character on TV's "The Bletchley Circle"
Millie Harris, character in movie "Jumper"
Mildred "Millie" Helper, character on TV's "The Dick Van Dyke Show"
Millie McGonigle, main character in 1948 film "The Mating of Millie"
"Millie," short story by Katherine Mansfield
Millie the Model, Marvel Comics series

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