Meaning:gentle strength
Mildred as a girl's name is of Old English origin meaning "gentle strength". Saint Mildred (eighth century) was an abbess from a royal household noted for her gentleness and kindness. The name was revived in the 17th century, but was outdated by the time of the 1945 film "Mildred Pierce".

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