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[mil-drid] /ˈmɪl drɪd/
a female given name: from Old English words meaning “mild” and “strength.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mildred's cheek burnt, and she suddenly thought of what the town would say.

  • Don't forget that we must pay some calls this afternoon, Mildred.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • Her eyes were fixed in eager, terrified questioning upon Mildred's face.

    Mildred at Roselands Martha Finley
  • Mildred was standing by the window of their beautiful drawing room.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • For these same reasons her mother also desired her return, yet Mildred knew that there was another motive actuating her mother.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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