Meaning:Mighty in battle
Matilda is the Anglicized form of the Germanic feminine title Mahthildis and means “mighty in battle.” A name fit for a warrior, Matilda comes across as sweet and innocent, but its meaning tells a warning tale. Roald Dahl’s character Matilda lives up to her name in her fearless defiance and defeat of her nasty family and the dreaded Miss Trunchbull. This vintage-chic title weaves in and out of the name charts, always leaving as elegantly as it arrived. If you’re looking for a name steeped in timeless charm, Matilda won’t let you down. With a title as inspiring as Matilda, baby will feel empowered to stand up for what they believe is right.

Famous People Named Matilda

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    Queen Edith and King Henry I
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