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Mildred

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Origin: Anglo Saxon
Meaning: Gentle

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Mildred

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Mildred in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Mildred:

  • Records indicate that 447,417 girls in the United States have been named Mildred since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1920, when 18,062 people in the U.S. were given the name Mildred. Those people are now 96 years old.

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      5 Positive Comments

  • "My first daughter's middle name is Mildred. Not my first choice of a middle name but when you have two grandmas (one living and one dead), I gave in. It honors both my husband and I love." Jun. 8, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I grew up in Mexico, and everybody tells me that's a beautiful name because it is original, and "unique", and now I live in USA, and nobody notices the odd of my name, Oh! And I was born in Texas, on 1992 :) P.S. I dislike those comments. P.S. 2 I love my name. P.S. 3 I don't know if I explained alright :)" Dec. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I personally prefer this name for a boy - mainly because of the "d" ending, and the meaning ("gentle strength"). But it is quite nice." Nov. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandmother was named Mildred and was one of the kindest most caring person to ever live. If I were to have a child I would definitely grace her with that name." Dec. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mildred is a little outdated but i love the nickname for it - Millie" Jan. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      5 Negative Comments

  • "because i dislike the name mildred. but i like the name milly" Dec. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I worked with someone named Mil-dred... her name eventually became Satan..that name was much more appropriate for her. the name though is a little dated, but still good as a middle name in honor of someone." May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sounds too much like "mildew"...or George and Mildred, the UK television sitcom of the Seventies." Jan. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'd really hate it if my parents named me Mildred. It's just so.. odd." Nov. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hate the name Mildred so much. It's strictly for grans and great-grans only. Also, it's the first name of that mouthy Madame Roper herself in the UK sitcom 'George and Mildred'. I'd never consider that for a child of mine" Dec. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      14 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Mildred some times I love it some times I hate it people refer to me as George and Mildred I have tried to use Millie but it does not stick as am always refer as Mildred. Who cares making the best of it. Some even call me melded Lol" Jun. 4, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "For girls' names:Nadia and Nadine mean hopeful NaimaNailah means sunccedieg NinaBut if you just want a name that sounds different and cute:Eva, Edeline, Tacy, Tahlia, Raelin, Paige, Paloma, Haidee, etc.There are many great names out there. Just search the Internet and there should be plenty of great names to choose from.Good luck with finding a name. Was this answer helpful?" Jul. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "AMO MI NOMBRE ADEMAS QUE ME LLAMEN MILLY ME ENCANTA...ES UN NOMBRE POCO COMUN EN MI PAIS POR ESO ME GUSTA" May. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My parents are from Mexico HOW they got the name is beyond me but they liked the sound of it and I don't know how because pronouncing it i spanish is so hard for many. I think it is quite funny. I am 46 but for all the Mildred's in the world they all were once young." Mar. 31, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ich hei?e Mildred und ich wohne in Deutschland. Hallo!" Jan. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter was named midred, people find it hard to pronounce though I feel great about it. I hate common names so I always give a part on my back for a good search." Oct. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm in my thirties and my name is Mildred. I don't like it BUT I would never change it. I can't even begin to count the number of conversations (good ones!) that started out solely BECAUSE of my name. Besides, Milly is cute." Aug. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm french and my name is Mildred, I'm 28, and I love my name, I thank my parents.. in France it's extremly rare this name .. and I'm very proud about it..." Jul. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think Mildred is the most ugliest name ever y would someone name their baby that" Apr. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Iam Mildred and 18 years old. I live in Kenya.People oftenly pronounce it wrongly. I hate it! Would wish to change my name but my mum would be dissapointed as she thinks she chose the best name for me. What do I do?" Apr. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandmother's name was Mildred. I love her so much, that i wish i could name a daughter after her, but it's too old! And, you can't say 'mildred' without saying 'dread', as in fear or loathe. Ew. Someone here suggested Amelia (both have the nickname Millie)... better to go with that." Apr. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "If anyone wants to name a child of theirs Mildred, fine, except they'd have to be high on marijuana to do so." Dec. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think this is out of date as both first name and second (even third) name. Try using Millicent instead - but then again, don't even use that, for I consider THAT name to be rather harsh as well. Millie, though, lacks the hideous image of both Mildred and Millicent, as does Amelia, which is another formal form of the diminutive Millie (often used independently)." May. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mildred is a very old name.I can't imagine anyone under the age of 50 having it." Mar. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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