Maud (name)

Maud (maud, pronounced "mawd"), is an Old German feminine given name meaning "powerful battler". It's a variant of the given name Matilda, and it's uncommon as a surname.The name's popularity in 19th century England is associated with Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem "Maud". [cite web |url=http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/meaning_of_Maud.html |title=Origin and Meaning of the Name Maud |accessdate=2008-09-29 |publisher=babynamesworld] [cite web |url=http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Maud |title=Maud - Name Meaning and Origin |accessdate=2008-09-29 |publisher=thinkbabynames.com] People with the name include:

* Maud, 2nd Countess of Huntingdon (1074–1130), daughter of Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria and heir to his earldom of Huntingdon
* Maud Adams (born 1945), Swedish actress
* Maud Gonne (1866–1953), English-born Irish revolutionary, feminist, actress and long time poetic inspiration to William Butler Yeats
* Maud Mulder (born 1981), Dutch singer
* Maud of Wales (1869–1938), also known as "Maud, Queen of Norway", a member of the British Royal Family
* Princess Maud of Fife (1893–1945), a member of the British Royal Family
* Empress Matilda, (1102–1169), also known by her Saxon name "Maud" or "Maude", daughter of King Henry I of England and mother to King Henry II of England

References

ee also

* Matilda
* Maude


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