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

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.

Famous People Named Maud

L. M. Montgomery, Canadian author who went by her middle name of Maud
Maud Welzen, Dutch model
Princess Maud of Wales, later Queen Maud of Norway
Maud Gage Baum, wife of L. Frank Baum, "Wizard of Oz" author
Maud Angelica Behn, daughter of Princess Martha Louise of Norway
Maud Windsor, granddaughter of Prince Michael of Kent
Maud Adams, Bond Girl
Maud Henty, British author G. A. Henty's daughter
Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina Windsor (b. 2013), daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and Sophie Winkleman

Pop Culture References for the name Maud

Maud Flynn - protagonist of the novel "A Drowned Maiden's Hair"
Maud Moonshine, from "The Worst Witch" books by Jill Murphy
Maud Angel, mother of Tandoori, Harrison, and Hugo Angel from the Confession series by James Patterson
Maud Pie - Character from the "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" television series
Maud Hardy, character in G. A. Henty's, Out on the Pampas
Maud Brown, character in Kit Pearson's children's novel "The Whole Truth"

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