"strong in work"

Millicent Origin and Meaning

The name Millicent is a girl's name of German origin meaning "strong in work".

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. .

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Millicent Rank in US Top 1000

# 577 on Nameberry

Millicent Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Millicent Popularity

Famous People Named Millicent

  • Millicent Garrett FawcettEnglish suffragist
  • Millicent Mary Lillian MartinEnglish singer and actress
  • Millicent Vernon Hammond FenwickAmerican fashion editor, diplomat and Congresswoman from New Jersey
  • Millicent Borges AccardiPortuguese,American poet and writer
  • Millicent Veronica (Willson) Hearstwife of American newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst
  • (Hester) Millicent Hughes MackenzieEnglish educator and academic
  • Millicent B. SheltonAmerican music video and TV director
  • Millicent Fanny (St. ClairErskine) Sutherland,Leveson,Gower, British socialite, author and playwright under the pen name Erskine Gower
  • Millicent Ellis SelsamAmerican children's author
  • Millicent Irene SilverEnglish harpsichordist
  • Millicent "Millie" Simmondsdeaf American actress
  • Anthea Millicent TurnerEnglish television presenter

Millicent in Pop Culture

  • "Millicent and the Wind" by Robert Munsch
  • Millicent Margaret AmandaMilly,Molly,Mandy's real name
  • Millicent Bulstrodecharacter in the Harry Potter series
  • Millicent Bagnoldcharacter in the Harry Potter series
  • Barbara Millicent RobertsBarbie's full name
  • Millicent "Penny" Gordon Woodscharacter on TV's "Good Times"
  • Millicent Carewfiancée to Dr. Jekyll in the 1920 film "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
  • Millicentbunny in the 1957 Bugs Bunny cartoon "Rabbit Romeo"
  • Millicentterm for police officers in "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess
  • Millicent Collins aka Millie the ModelMarvel Comics character
  • "Millicent MinGirl Genius," novel by Lisa Yee
  • Millicent Gergichcharacter on TV's "Parks and Recreation"
  • Millicent Muddcharacter in webcomic "Ozy and Millie"
  • Millicent Weemscharacter in 2008 film "Synecdoche, New York"
  • Millicent Cartercharacter on TV's "ER"
  • Millicentcharacter in short story "Initiation" by Sylvia Plath
  • Millicent "Millie" Princeycharacter in the "Wet Saturday" episode of TV's "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"
  • Millicentmain character in the Twilight Zone episode "Mirror Image"
  • Millicent CollinsCollins family ancestor on TV's "Dark Shadows"
  • Milicent Darnhamcharacter in "Mothers and Daughters" by Catherine Gore
  • Millicentgoose in children's book "Detective Arthur" by Mary J. Fulton
  • Lady Millicent "Millie" de Lavalcharacter in the Longbow series by Wayne Grant
  • Millicent Lawrencemain character "in The Whispers" ABC's series.
  • Millicent "Millie" McFadden (née Huxtable) in the CW's One Tree Hill