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Gender: Female Origin of Millie: Diminutive of Mildred or Millicent Meaning of Millicent: German, "strong in work" Millie's Popularity in 2017: #355

The name Millie is a girl's name of German, English origin. Millie is ranked #355 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like British Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Friends Part 1!".

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Millie is fashionable again in England, Wales and Scotland. In the USA it's a winner with parents who like the offbeat, frilly, and old-fashioned. Millicent would be an appealing long form, but many people are using Millie all by its cute self -- so many, in fact, that it returned to the Top 500 in 2015 for the first time since World War 2 and is one of the coolest girl names starting with M.

Millie was in the Top 1000 here until 1966, peaking at Number 128 way back in 1881; it made a return appearance in 2009, and is beginning to climb. The name got a lot of attention via the 1967 film Thoroughly Modern Millie, set in the 1920s, but today is more closely identified with the riveting young British actress Millie Bobby Brown who plays Seven in the television show Stranger Things.

Fashionable relative: Milla or Mila. Milly is also sometimes used. Tillie is another old-school nickname that, like Millie, sounds modern again.

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Famous People Named Millie

Mildred "Millie" Jackson, American singer
Mildred "Millie" Kirkham, American singer
Millie Bobby Brown, Spanish-born English actress
Millicent Dolly May "Millie" Small, Jamaican singer-songwriter
Mildred "Millie" Deegan, American female baseball player
Millie Perkins, American actress
Millie Hughes-Fulford, American investigator and biologist
Camilla "Millie" Mackintosh, British reality TV personality of "Made in Chelsea"
Mili Avital, Israeli actress
Gloria Mills "Millie" Chapman (b. 1991), daughter of singers Amy Grant and Gary Chapman
Millie Luczak (b. 2009), daughter of tennis player Peter Luczak
Millie Rose Gubby (b. 2006), daughter of singer Bobby G of Bucks Fizz
Millie Wenham (b. 2008), daughter of Australian actor David Wehham
Millie June Rempel (b. 2017), daughter of musician Curtis Rempel

Pop Culture References for the name Millie

Millie Dillmount, main character in "Thoroughly Modern Millie," movie and musical
Princess Millie, character in "The Frog Princess" by E.D. Baker
Millie, character in the Warriors series
Millicent "Millie" McFadden, character on TV's "One Tree Hill"
Millie, pseudonym of Georgia "George" Lass on TV's "Dead Like Me"
Millie Warne, character in movie "Miss Potter"
Millie, character on TV's "The Bletchley Circle"
Millie Harris, character in movie "Jumper"
Mildred "Millie" Helper, character on TV's "The Dick Van Dyke Show"
Millie McGonigle, main character in 1948 film "The Mating of Millie"
"Millie," short story by Katherine Mansfield
Millie the Model, Marvel Comics series
Millie Kentner, character on TV's Freaks and Geeks
Also frequently used as nicknames for Amelia, Emilia and Camilla.