Of Germanic origin.

Means “mighty battle”.

Medieval form of the name Matilda.

Derives from the Old High German name “Mahthilt”, a combination of the elements “macht”, meaning “might”, “power”, and “hild”, meaning “battle”, “fight”.

Other forms of the name are Maudie, Mattie, Tilda, Mathilda, Mafalda, Matylda.

Famous bearers are Maud Gonne, Maud Adams, Maud Mulder, Maud Hart Lovelace.