Of Germanic origin.
From the name “Amalasuintha”. The name derived from the elements “amal”, meaning work and swinth, meaning strong.
Amalasuintha, also known as Amalasunta, was queen of the Ostrogoths from 526 to 535, daughter of Theoderic the Great.
Her life was the subject of a Carlo Goldoni tragedy.
First form of the name was Melisent and Melisende. It was introduced in England by the Normans.
Millicent is Barbie’s middle name.
Other forms of the name are: Melicent, Millie, Milly, Mélisande.
Famous bearers are Millicent Martin, Millicent Dolly May “Milllie” Small, Millicent Fawsett.