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Mildred is a renowned and respected baby name for girls. Reminiscent of its proud Anglo-Saxon heritage, this name has brought joy to families for centuries. Mildred “Millie” Helper is the name of the lovable neighbor in the Dick Van Dyke series, and Mildred Hubble was the wise protagonist of The Worst Witch series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the Name Mildred

Mildred originates from the Old English name Mildþryð (meaning “gentle strength”). This name combines the Anglo-Saxon elements milde (meaning “gentle”) and þryð (meaning “strength”).

Mildred is an Anglo-Saxon name that means “gentle strength.” Historically, one of the most famous bearers of the name was Saint Mildred of Kent. Born into nobility during the 600s, Mildred left a life of relative luxury to become a nun in the village of Minster-in-Thanet. She later became an abbess. Symbols of Saint Mildred included the nun's crozier and the princess crown.

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Nicknames for Mildred

The name Mildred evokes feelings of mildness and mercy. If you're looking for a fun nickname for the Mildred in your life, we've compiled a list of nicknames to help get you inspired. We suggest something cute and bubbly like “Milly”!

  • Mil
  • Milly
  • Millie 
  • Midge
  • Denny
  • Illy
  • Izzy

Mildred Name Details

Style: Classic

Gender: Mildred is traditionally considered to be a girls name.

Pronunciation: MIL-drid

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Mildred

  • Mildrid
  • Mildryd

Mildred Name Popularity

According to the Social Security Administration index, Mildred was the 1,965th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

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Great Middle Names for Mildred and Their Meanings

  • Amie (beloved)
  • Briana (high, noble, hill)
  • Camdyn (winding valley, enclosed vale)
  • Everly (wild boar woodland, grazing meadow)
  • Karla (free man, strong, virile, petite)
  • Kenzie (descendant of Coinneach, born of fire, handsome)
  • Nechama (comfort, consolation)
  • Orianne (sunrise, dawn, golden)
  • Rhea (flowing stream)
  • Sophia (wisdom)
  • Zinnia (aster flower)

Famous People Named Mildred

  • Mildred Elizabeth Albert (fashion commentator)
  • Mildred Inez Bailey (brigadier general)
  • Mildred Leona Batchelder (literary advocate)
  • Mildred Alice Dover (politician)
  • Mildred Fay Jefferson (physician)
  • Mildred Mathilda Lager (health advocate)
  • Mildred Esther Mathias (botanist)
  • Mildred Ellen Orton (businesswoman)
  • Mildred DeLois Taylor (writer)
  • Mildred Jean Thompson (artist)
  • Mildred “Millie” Helper (character in the Dick Van Dyke series)
  • Mildred Hubble (protagonist of The Worst Witch series)
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