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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 "This or That?------------girls!".

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)