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

Maud Origin and Meaning

The name Maud is a girl's name meaning "battle-mighty".

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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GenEric Says:


Maude (that spelling, but this one is okay) is one of my favourite girl names.

TheHumanCanvas Says:


Why shouldn't Maud make a comeback? I do see why some people wouldn't like it, but I think it's nice personally. My great grandmother was called Maud. It would be nice to use it as an honour name; I'd spell it Maud, not Maude, since that's how my great grandmother spelled it. It's a sweet vintage name, so it could well become more popular.

morning_glory Says:


If I had to name myself, this is what I'd choose. :)

paulapuddephatt Says:


I don't know. I guess any name can be used for any gender, if parents choose to. Look at James. Asking why Maud can't be a male name is like asking why Emma, Sophie or Rachel can't be. Just because they are female names and, to most of us, sound like it - but, if people choose to name their sons those names, then maybe this website will list them as unisex. I dated a guy whose daughter was called Justin, which to me, isn't as bad as calling girls James, Michael, Kevin, etc. Yet, this website doesn't list Justin as a unisex name. Some name books do. I prefer Justine for girls, but to each their own. Kind of a long reply, right? 😃

RoddyThlayli Says:


Why shouldn't it be a boys' name?

paulapuddephatt Says:


Do you think it should be a boys' name, then??? It was derived from Matilda.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Lovely name, so sweet, love this spelling and also Maude

connor Says:


Why is this meant to be a girl's name?

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caetano Says:


This is the only spelling I like (and the original spelling). Its gorgeous!

yvonne_virginia Says:


Lucy Maud Montgomery for the win! :-)

Bettina2 Says:


I'm surprised Im not seeing this name more. It's short and I love the spelling.