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Gender: Female Origin of Mafalda: Italian and Portuguese variation of Matilda

Mafalda Origin and Meaning

The name Mafalda is a girl's name of Italian, Portuguese origin.

Mafalda is nearly unknown in the English-speaking world, despite an appearance in Harry Potter. Indeed, it does have a witchy feel. Matilda itself is preferable, or her French form Mathilde, Spanish Matilde, or abbreviation Maud.

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GenEric Says:

2019-02-18T04:46:30

Is this also Spanish? Mafalda the comic is the first place I heard this, it's from Argentina.

ambercat Says:

2018-07-10T06:55:07

I ran across this name recently when I read that Al Capone's had a sister named Mafalda. I like the name (don't care for Matilda so much which sounds like an old lady name to me). I asked my mom her feelings about Mafalda and, to my surprise, she didn't care for it.

cricketbell Says:

2016-07-31T04:12:35

Love it <3

snowsbeloved Says:

2016-05-20T02:17:29

My skirt??!

RoddyThlayli Says:

2016-05-06T17:04:31

I like this way more than Matilda.

caetano Says:

2016-02-07T02:38:51

This is a gorgeous name.

EW314 Says:

2016-01-29T13:16:42

First heard this on Mafalda Hopkirk in HP. It's odd and I wouldn't use it, but I like it. I have such a soft spot for -da names, even the really formidable ones (Clothilda, anyone?) My daughter's middle name is actually the English variant of this, Matilda.

Miriam5 Says:

2015-07-29T15:41:39

So I'm from Portugal and Mafalda is really popular name to me. In Portugal is impossible to not know someone with the name Mafalda.

SimoneKadele Says:

2015-03-19T22:57:33

Not to say it's a bad name. Actually, it's kind of cool IMO. But I wouldn't use it.

SimoneKadele Says:

2015-03-19T22:56:47

"Falda" means "skirt" in Spanish, so I just see that and think "my skirt"...