Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[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. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Mildred
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The big, rich, simple house was part of it, and Mildred's father and mother were part of it.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • "Thank you, Mildred," her cousin said, bowing to her gratefully.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • Mildred looked up, as if in a little alarm, but did not speak.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • Mildred's eyes were downcast again, and a faint colour rose in her cheeks.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • "But I'd just about decided that it really wouldn't do," Mildred went on.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
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
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for mildred

Word Value for Mildred

Scrabble Words With Friends