Gender: Female Origin of Millie: Diminutive of Mildred or Millicent Meaning of Millicent: German, "strong in work" Millie's Popularity in 2019: #239

Millie Origin and Meaning

The name Millie is a girl's name of German, English origin.

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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Rank in US: #239

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Isabella_188 Says:


I don't really like Millie...

Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


Too childish for me.

QueenieGuldbaek Says:


I know a cat named Millie.

skysky_06 Says:


Millie Bobby Brown plays Eleven not Seven!!!

nicolada6154 Says:


Millie plays Eleven not Seven.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


I disagree here- my sister is a Millie, and she's now a young professional starting a career. In 30 years time we'll have offices and boardrooms filled with retro/vintage nickname names. Professionalism depends on personality, not a name imo :)

clairels Says:


That's the thing though--it's always a cute little girl or a wizened old woman. A sophisticated, professional woman in her 30s, not so much.

Daiseymae Says:


My Beagle was named Millie Rose! I thought it was such a cute ame!

RoseFlower Says:


I want to call my little girl Ashton Millie Hart <3 Ashie for short

cheesy-biscuit Says:


To me Millie can be both, an old lady with a creaking back and a little girl with pigtails playing with a skipping rope (jump rope in the USA?). I don't have a problem with this name.

ambercat Says:


I really don't care for it at all.

ambercat Says:


Millie sounds like a terminal old lady name to me. She is a peer and, probably a friend, of Myrtle and Gladys. Almost as though Millie was born old and never young (not in wise way, more towards not being well preserved more like having every wrinkle known). Sorry.

mill1020 Says:


Crushing on this one lately because it’s similar to a family name (Miller) and because of Millie Bobby Brown—she pulls it off!

Millie_Rose Says:


This is my name- not short for anything. It wasn't as popular when it was given to me so I don't know any others of my age. I've never had anything but compliment though it is spelled incorrectly occasionally.

marnie r Says:


Would be a good nickname for Camille.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I like Millicent, but Millie is also totally usable by itself. A lovely name.

lizway Says:


I feel like this is a great nickname for Camille/Camilla/Amelia! Not so much for Millicent or Mildred, mostly because I don't like those names.

66letters Says:


Love the sweet femininity of this name, to the poster who suggested Camille as the full name, I love it! Also a fan of Amelia, but not sure over the surge in popularity of that name.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


LOL! I would name my characters whatever names I heard, regardless if they were heavily attached to a single character or person. That's because I was so young and in a phase where I liked pretty much every name.

clairels Says:


I once named a character Teddy Roosevelt. I knew he was a president, but I just liked his name and didn't care.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


When I was 6, my generic names for story characters were Laura, Amy, Sarah and Kate for girls. Tom, Bob, Tim, Sam, Max, and Charles for the boys. The one character I had named Millie was a cow. Not that I think it's a cow name. I just liked the name at the time, and she happened to be a character in need of a name.

littlepenelope Says:


Like, as in a retro polka-dotted print? Or chicken pox? :-P

Kelly Says:


My Millie is an Amelia. She's almost 4 and she seems to go through phases where she prefers one or the other. Currently, she introduces herself as Millie.

Nozomi Says:


I agree

gmdx Says:


I was so afraid I was the only person who thought Millie was a good nn for Amelia. In my town, there are no Millies and few Amelias!

indiefendi2 Says:


Gentle strength is the perfect meaning of this name! 😝

Essa Says:


I've never met a Millicent or Mildred but know of many Emilys and Amelias who go by Millie, very common nicknames. The increase in Amelia here in Britain may explain the popularity of Millie too. Love Amelia and Millie! Although you prefer to use the Emilia spelling if you want to use Millie, Amelia doesn't seem to have stopped most people though. Millicent is also a really cute name and a great long form for Millie if you want the nickname but want to avoid the common Amelia.

Guest Says:


I think this very cute but I wouldn't want to use this on its own. It's definitely on my list because it's adorable! 😍 I would make it Miliana for long.

Ellimac55 Says:


I grew up going by Millie and, to most peoples surprise, for me it's short for Camille. Not Millicent or Mildred. I started going by Camille as an adult and get a million more compliments than I ever did as Millie. Nothing against the name, my family and oldest friends still call me it. The biggest downfall was once MilliVanilli came out that was the first thing people referenced.

Pram K. Says:


love this name

clairels Says:


I don't hate it, but it doesn't do much for me. I mostly remember it as the name I always seemed to be giving to generic characters in stories I wrote when I was six.

Hydra Says:


Am I the only one who genuinely dislikes Millie?

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AnonymousPerson Says:


In my mind, this name is white with red dots. I like it, but it's not among my few favourite names.