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

Maude Origin and Meaning

The name Maude is a girl's name of German origin meaning "battle-mighty".

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

Maud's early popularity was influenced by the Tennyson poem that included the oft-quoted line, "Come into the garden, Maude." Then, in the 1970's, along came the sitcom Maude, featuring the vociferous and opinionated character Maude Finlay, putting a very different spin on the name. But enough decades have now passed for the name to have settled back into its soft, sweet pastel image.

The Maud spelling has British royal associations via the daughter of Edward VII, who later became Queen of Norway; Maud Gonne was a famous Irish political activist.

16 names similar to Maude

These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Maude. If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Maude, try our name generator. It allows you to go beyond the similarities of a name, which can provide a lot of inspiration!

Find other names based on Maude using our baby name generator.


- this week

Famous People Named Maude

Pop Culture References for the name Maude


Log in to leave a comment on Maude