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Gender: Female Meaning of Millicent: "strong in work" Origin of Millicent: German

The name Millicent is a girl's name of German origin meaning "strong in work". Millicent and is often added to lists like Old Lady Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Combining the mild and the innocent, this sweet and feminine name is worthy of a comeback, in the mode of Madeline and Cecilia. Its original, also attractive form is Melisende, which came from Germany to France and was borne by a daughter of Charlemagne.

Millicent has been in use since the Middle Ages, and was in the Top 500 in the 1920's. Off the list since the early sixties, it's Number 361 on Nameberry.

Millicent Hargrave is a character in Anne Bronte's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Millicent Henning is found in Henry James's The Princess Casamassima, and she appears not once but twice in Harry Potter; she is is also Barbie's middle name.

And of course Milly is one of the cutest of the nostalgic nickname names. .

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Famous People Named Millicent

Millicent Garrett Fawcett, English suffragist
Millicent Mary Lillian Martin, English singer and actress
Millicent Vernon Hammond Fenwick, American fashion editor, diplomat and Congresswoman from New Jersey
Millicent Borges Accardi, Portuguese-American poet and writer
Millicent Veronica (Willson) Hearst, wife of American newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst
(Hester) Millicent Hughes Mackenzie, English educator and academic
Millicent B. Shelton, American music video and TV director
Millicent Fanny (St. Clair-Erskine) Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, British socialite, author and playwright under the pen name Erskine Gower
Millicent Ellis Selsam, American children's author
Millicent Irene Silver, English harpsichordist
Millicent "Millie" Simmonds, deaf American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Millicent

"Millicent and the Wind" by Robert Munsch
Millicent Margaret Amanda - Milly-Molly-Mandy's real name
Millicent Bulstrode, character in the Harry Potter series
Millicent Bagnold, character in the Harry Potter series
Barbara Millicent Roberts, Barbie's full name
Millicent "Penny" Gordon Woods, character on TV's "Good Times"
Millicent Carew, fiancée to Dr. Jekyll in the 1920 film "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
Millicent, bunny in the 1957 Bugs Bunny cartoon "Rabbit Romeo"
Millicent, term for police officers in "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess
Millicent Collins aka Millie the Model, Marvel Comics character
"Millicent Min, Girl Genius," novel by Lisa Yee
Millicent Gergich, character on TV's "Parks and Recreation"
Millicent Mudd, character in webcomic "Ozy and Millie"
Millicent Weems, character in 2008 film "Synecdoche, New York"
Millicent Carter, character on TV's "ER"
Millicent, character in short story "Initiation" by Sylvia Plath
Millicent "Millie" Princey, character in the "Wet Saturday" episode of TV's "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"
Millicent, main character in the Twilight Zone episode "Mirror Image"
Millicent Collins, Collins family ancestor on TV's "Dark Shadows"
Milicent Darnham, character in "Mothers and Daughters" by Catherine Gore
Millicent, goose in children's book "Detective Arthur" by Mary J. Fulton
Lady Millicent "Millie" de Laval, character in the Longbow series by Wayne Grant
Millicent Lawrence, main character "in The Whispers" ABC's series.
Millicent "Millie" McFadden (née Huxtable) in the CW's One Tree Hill

Millicent's International Variations

Melisenda (Spanish) Mellicent, Melusine, Milicent, Mélisande (French)


mill1020 Says:


I kinda like Barbara Millicent!

Erika Says:


This actually Barbie's middle name, which is kinda cute - Barbara Millicent Roberts.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Read those books 😃

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love this, and the nickname Millie.

zeemyrtille Says:


I want to love this pretty name, but to me, sadly, Millicent= Millipede + Centipede... not a great association

caetano Says:


Stunning name!

headintheclouds Says:


The nickname Millie is cute, but the full Millicent makes me think of the Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent, or shudder-inducing long creepy-crawly centipedes. It's also rather clunky and "meh" to me- I think Millicent is better off as an old-fashioned, more obscure name, at least for now.

phx2003 Says:


Always think of Millicent from Harry Potter, who was a bully..

vintageisfave Says:


I've just started to warm up to this name. I can definitely see this on a bright little girl.

Amanda Snedden Says:


Love this name, Our daughters name is Millicent. There is also the character in the books Millie Molly Mandy, her name is Millicent Margaret Amanda

lesliemarion Says:


Brilliant nameberry line: "Combining the mild and the innocent." Nailed it. Love this name.

CleeClose Says:


I really like Millicent, Millie is a great nickname too! I first heard it when I read Millicent and the wind by Robert Munsch. A great children's book I read to my daughter. I have loved it ever since.

bearcub27 Says:


I adore Millicent! It has a really quirky, vintage vibe to it. The nickname 'Millie' is adorable and Millicent would work well for a grown woman.

MJadeF Says:


I don't really care for this name. It sounds like a name you'd name a bully in a novel.

chi1127 Says:


Same here. Can't get past that association.

SparkleNinja18 Says:


This name has always made me think of Maleficent, the villain in Sleeping Beauty....