- a female given name: from Old English words meaning “mild” and “strength.”
Examples from the Web for mildred
It follows her recent string of confident, adult performances: Mildred Pierce, True Blood, The Ides of March.Evan Rachel Wood Is Grown Up, Unfiltered, and Still Loves Justin Bieber
November 16, 2013
On ‘60 Minutes,’ the former governor said he made the payments to his housekeeper, Mildred Baena, to care for their son, Joseph.Hankygate!, Jim Lehrer’s Gonna Let You Finish and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
October 6, 2012
Ann Beck recalls her son being awoken by Arnold and summoned “in the middle of the night to drive Mildred home.”
“Mildred was always causing trouble and threatening to quit,” said a former senior staffer.
The housekeeper, Mildred Baena, was no décolleté Mary Poppins, but an aging mother of four.Arnold Schwarzenegger Comes Clean
September 30, 2012
Mildred's eyes were downcast again, and a faint colour rose in her cheeks.
The big, rich, simple house was part of it, and Mildred's father and mother were part of it.
"But I'd just about decided that it really wouldn't do," Mildred went on.
"Thank you, Mildred," her cousin said, bowing to her gratefully.
Mildred looked up, as if in a little alarm, but did not speak.
Word Origin and History for mildred
fem. proper name, Old English Mildðryð, from milde "mild" (see mild) + ðryð "power, strength." A popular name in the Middle Ages through fame of St. Mildred (obit c. 700), abbess, daughter of a Mercian king and a Kentish princess. Among the 10 most popular names for girls born in the U.S. between 1903 and 1926, it hasn't been in the top 1,000 since 1983.