Mathilde – University of Copenhagen

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Mathilde

How many girls were given this name in 2009?

Mathilde: 409
Matilde: 102

Meaning

The name Mathilde is a variant of Mathilda, which is a Roman or Latin form of the old Germanic name Mechthild. Mechthild is compound of the words macht ('strength') and hild ('battle').

Popularity

Mathilde has been popular since the late 1980s but since the middle of the 2000s its popularity is declining.

Well-known bearers of the name

St Mathilde was a German empress who died in the year 968. Queen Caroline Mathilde was married to king Christian the 7th and died in 1775. Matilde is also the name of a very popular drinking chocolate.