Clotilde is a girl’s name of French and German origin. It’s the French form of the Frankish name Chrodechildis or Chrotchildis, which combined the elements hruod (fame) and hilt (battle) to mean “renowned battle.” A famous historical bearer was Saint Clotilde, wife of the Frankish king Clovis I, who was famed for her acts of almsgiving and mercy. She played a role in convincing her husband to convert from paganism to Christianity, and was credited with helping to spread Christianity across Europe. Other variants of this name include Clothilde and Clotilda. Whether you’re hoping baby will be a little saint, a little warrior, or a mixture of both, this rare, beautiful name is an excellent choice.
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