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Mildred

[mil-drid] /ˈmɪl drɪd/
noun
1.
a female given name: from Old English words meaning “mild” and “strength.”.
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  • Mildred's cheek burnt, and she suddenly thought of what the town would say.

  • She supposed that Mildred's Mr. Russell had forgotten Walter by this time.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • Her eyes were fixed in eager, terrified questioning upon Mildred's face.

    Mildred at Roselands Martha Finley
  • How did you know I was thinking you were different from my cousin, Mildred Palmer?

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • 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.

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