Mathilda Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Matilda:
Derived from the Old High German Mahthilda (powerful in battle), a compound name composed of the elements maht (might, power) and hiltia (battle).
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Tilly, Maude, Maddy, Tilda, Hilda
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Brave Maiden; William the Conqueror's wife was named Mathilda
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Actress Tilda Swinton was born Katherine Mathilda Swinton and goes by the shortened form of her middle name.
Mathilda Ramsay: Daughter of chef Gordon Ramsay
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Mathilda is the 12-year old heroine in Léon (aka the Professional).
See also "Matilda" for many other associations, including "Waltzing Matilda" in which the name is sometimes spelled "Mathilda."