Matilda has origins in German and was introduced as a name in England by the Normans. It is derived from the name Mahthildis, which can be translated to "strength in battle." After significantly decreasing in popularity during the 1960's Matilda is currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity and is currently within the top 600 names for girls.
Similar Names: Matti, Maude
Famous Matilda Names: Matilda Ledger (daughter of Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger)