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Gender: Female Meaning of Clotilda: "famous in battle" Origin of Clotilda: German

The name Clotilda is a girl's name of German origin meaning "famous in battle". Clotilda and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Warrior and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Old and aristocratic European name that would be tough for an American kid to pull off.

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Famous People Named Clotilda

Saint Clotilda (or Clotilde), Burgundian princess and wife of King Clovis I

Pop Culture References for the name Clotilda

Clotilda de Wertheim, first wife of Francis, Earl of Castlewood, in "Henry Esmond" (1852) by William Makepeace Thackeray

Clothilde, Klothilde, Clothilda, Klothilda, Clotilde


pixiegretch Says:


This is the name of a slave ship.

Impwood Says:


While I think this name is lovely, the meaning is a bit too militant for me. You can twist it around to meaning "brave" or "determined" or other such good qualities, but essentially Clotilda does just mean "battle fame".

hannahbanana23 Says:


Maybe if the bit you like best is the ending then just call her Tilda (like Tilda Swinton). Very cute. I'm not keen on the Clot beginning, and even if the pronunciation is "Clowht" you are still going to get people making mistakes

TheHumanCanvas Says:


What about a British kid?

lynn_wentworth Says:


I don't think I could get over the "clot" beginning either, try Matilda instead.

nike8004 Says:


I may be wrong but I think it is pronounced in Central Europe along the lines of "Clowht" (rhymes with coat), if that helps? I love the "tilda" at the end so much I'm willing to forsake the beginning!

CocoWhite Says:


That first "clot" syllable sounds very unappealing to me.