English and French diminutive of Matilda, German

Maud Origin and Meaning

The name Maud is girl's name meaning "battle-mighty".
Maud, lacy and mauve-tinted, was wildly popular a hundred years ago but has been rarely heard in the past fifty. Some stylish parents are starting to choose Maud again, especially as a middle. Maude is another spelling, associated with actress Maude Apatow.

As a British royal name, Maud was the daughter of the youngest daughter of King Edward VII and granddaughter of Queen Victoria, who went on to become Queen of Norway. As a lively young girl, she was given the boyish nickname of Harry.

Maud Popularity

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Famous People Named Maud

  • Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria of WalesQueen consort of Haakon VII of Norway; daughter of Edward VII
  • Maud Alexandra Victoria Georgina Bertha of FifePrincess of the U.K.; Countess of Southesk; granddaughter of Edward VII
  • Lucy Maud "L.M." MontgomeryCanadian novelist
  • Maud GonneIrish revolutionary
  • Maud Solveig Christina AdamsSwedish actress
  • Maud PowellAmerican violinist
  • Maud MulderDutch pop singer
  • Maud Hart LovelaceAmerican novelist
  • Maud Elizabeth Ballington BoothAmerican Salvation Army leader
  • Maud Howe ElliottAmerican author and biographer
  • Maud Greenmother of Queen Catherine Parr of England
  • Maud Gage Baumwife of noveist L. Frank Baum
  • Maud Hentydaughter of novelist G. A. Henty
  • Maud Angelica Behn (b. 2003)daughter of Princess Martha Louise of Norway
  • Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina Windsor (b. 2013)daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and Sophie Winkleman
  • Maud Stevens WagnerAmerican tattoo artist

Maud in Pop Culture

  • Maud Flynncharacter in "A Drowned Maiden's Hair"
  • Maud Moonshinecharacter in "The Worst Witch" series
  • Maud Angelcharacter in the Confession series by James Patterson
  • Maud Piecharacter in animated series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic"
  • Maud Hardycharacter in G. A. Henty's, Out on the Pampas
  • Maud Browncharacter in "The Whole Truth" by Kit Pearson
  • "Maud" poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • Maud Baileycharacter in A.S. Byatt's novel 'Possession'
  • Maud Spellbodycharacter in "The Worst Witch"