Matilda

Matilda - A very unique female name



  Mar 29,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Matilda, meaning battle-mighty, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #233. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Matilda and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Matilda? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Matilda. The baby girl name Matilda was given to 365 baby girls in 2012, ranking #685 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,872 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Matilda peaked in popularity 106 years ago in 1911 on position 223.



Famous with this name

Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz
Matilda März
Matilda Sturridge


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Matilda is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Matilda is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #232 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #1,108.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Matilda is where you live.


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Matilda origin and meaning

Matilda is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means battle-mighty. To see famous people named Matilda, pop culture references for the name Matilda and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Matilda

We've found the following names that sound similar to Matilda, sorted by popularity.

Mathilda / Matilde / Mathilde /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012685
2011802
2010802
2009787
2008861
20071294
20061349
20051793
20042011
20031828
20021781
20011932
20002225
19991999
19981907
19972034
19962213
19953227
19943274
19914588
19902955
19894369
19882913
19873120
19862909
19852294
19843607
19833490
19822339
19812010
19802391
19792186
19783232
19771812
19761675
19751377
19741551
19731404
19721777
19711365
19701567
19691470
19681277
19671363
19661119
19651139
1964918
1963920
19621092
19611017
1960994
1959952
19581154
19571184
1956949
1955888
1954965
1953915
1952871
1951813
1950709
1949709
1948781
1947763
1946714
1945802
1944771
1943751
1942633
1941641
1940563
1939627
1938565
1937536
1936483
1935468
1934462
1933454
1932419
1931426
1930395
1929368
1928337
1927334
1926332
1925305
1924288
1923270
1922261
1921274
1920261
1919250
1918243
1917238
1916239
1915232
1914244
1913237
1912226
1911223
1910233

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia232
Massachusetts285
Minnesota370
Colorado373
Iowa421
New York434
Illinois446
Washington463
Kansas524
Kentucky549
Maryland614
Virginia620
Wisconsin659
Missouri693
Michigan712
California722
Ohio765
Pennsylvania765
Georgia800
Indiana853
North Carolina863
Texas912
Florida1029
Arizona1052
New Jersey1108

Even more about Matilda


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Matilda a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Matilda?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1911
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Matilda
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,872
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +365

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