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Gender: Female Meaning of Maud: "battle-mighty" Origin of Maud: Variation of Matilda

The name Maud is a girl's name meaning "battle-mighty". Maud and is often added to lists like Badass Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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Maud, lacy and mauve-tinted, was wildly popular a hundred years ago, but has been rarely heard in the past fifty. Some stylish parents are starting to choose Maud again, especially as a middle. Maude is another spelling.

As a British royal name, Maud was the daughter of the youngest daughter of King Edward VII and granddaughter of Queen Victoria, who went on to become Queen of Norway. As a lively young girl, she was given the boyish nickname of Harry.

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Famous People Named Maud

Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria of Wales, Queen consort of Haakon VII of Norway; daughter of Edward VII
Maud Alexandra Victoria Georgina Bertha of Fife, Princess of the U.K.; Countess of Southesk; granddaughter of Edward VII
Lucy Maud "L.M." Montgomery, Canadian novelist
Maud Gonne, Irish revolutionary
Maud Solveig Christina Adams, Swedish actress
Maud Powell, American violinist
Maud Mulder, Dutch pop singer
Maud Hart Lovelace, American novelist
Maud Elizabeth Ballington Booth, American Salvation Army leader
Maud Howe Elliott, American author and biographer
Maud Green, mother of Queen Catherine Parr of England
Maud Gage Baum, wife of noveist L. Frank Baum
Maud Henty, daughter of novelist G. A. Henty
Maud Angelica Behn (b. 2003), daughter of Princess Martha Louise of Norway
Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina Windsor (b. 2013), daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and Sophie Winkleman

Pop Culture References for the name Maud

Maud Flynn, character in "A Drowned Maiden's Hair"
Maud Moonshine, character in "The Worst Witch" series
Maud Angel, character in the Confession series by James Patterson
Maud Pie, character in animated series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic"
Maud Hardy, character in G. A. Henty's, Out on the Pampas
Maud Brown, character in "The Whole Truth" by Kit Pearson
"Maud," poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Maud Bailey, character in A.S. Byatt's novel 'Possession'
Maud Spellbody, character in "The Worst Witch"

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