Mildred

[mil-drid]
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noun

a female given name: from Old English words meaning “mild” and “strength.”

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

    Alice Adams

    Booth Tarkington

  • The big, rich, simple house was part of it, and Mildred's father and mother were part of it.

    Alice Adams

    Booth Tarkington

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

    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



Word Origin and History for mildred

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