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

Millicent Origin and Meaning

The name Millicent is a girl's name of German origin meaning "strong in work".

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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Millicent's International Variations

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


AllysonKristina Says:


I absolutely LOVE the name Millicent. It’s enchanting and beautiful, and the cute nickname Millie is a plus! ❤️

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....