Maud (given name)

Maud (approximately pronounced "mawd" in English), 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.[1][2] 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
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Canadian writer
  • 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

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