Of Germanic origin.

A variant form of the name Maud, associated with the name Matilda.

Means “mighty battle”.

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 Maud, Maudie, Matilda, Mattie, Tilda, Mathilda, Mafalda, Matylda, Maudine.

Famous bearers are Maude Apatow, Maude Barlow, Maude Nugent.