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Meaning of Mildred

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The name Mildred has the following meaning:

Gentle strength. A name that has long been outdated since the 1940s.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.


As a baby girl name, Mildred is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Mildred in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Mildred is pronounced as mill-dred


Mildred originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Mildred and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Mildred: Boys - Benton, Bishop, Braden, Branson, Brooks, Chesley, Clinton, Dartmouth, Johnpaul, Manford, Mason, Perley, Walker, Wilford, Girls - Earlene, Essence, Laquita, Lorna, Rosanna, Rosanne, Rosemarie, Tinnie, Zadie, Both genders - Brook, Cruz, Dean, Justice, Macy, May


Popular Variants for the name Mildred: Mil, Mildraed, Mildrea, Mildree, Mildrene, Mildri, Mildrid, Mildrie, Mildryd, Millea, Millie, Milly


Common nicknames for the name Mildred are: Millie


We think the name Mildred should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Mildred to be: An overweight and stern woman

In one word, you might describe Mildred as a(n) "stern" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Mildred (or its variants) are:

Mildred Bliss, born on 5 August, a famous wrestler. Mildred Bliss's background: An American professional wrestler, who wrestled under the name Mildred Burke. She is a member of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame as well as the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame.[2][3] Her heyday lasted from the mid-1930s to the mid-1950s, when she held the World Women's Championship for almost twenty years. Burke started out in 1935, wrestling men at carnivals. She was managed by her second husband, promoter Billy Wolfe. Due to her toughness and strength, Burke was almost always victorious, and soon became a main event-level draw.

Mildred Kornman, born on 10 July, a famous actor. Mildred Kornman's background: A former child actor. Mildred, sister of Mary Kornman, leading lady of the silent film 'Our Gang' series, was featured as a regular in the series from 1926-1928 and made several more appearances until 1935. Mildred appeared in 22 'Our Gang' shorts, known as a short subject, and later achieved fame as an adult fashion model under the name Ricki VanDusen. Both Mildred and Mary are the daughters of Eugene Kornman, still photographer at Hal Roach Studios. Verna Kornman, Gene’s wife and mother of the sisters also appeared in several films. Mildred is presently enoying a rich family life and travels quite frequently.

Mildred Harris, born on 29 November, a famous actress. Mildred Harris's background: A notable actress of the silent film era. Mildred Harris made her first screen appearances at the age of eleven in the Francis Ford and Thomas H. Ince directed 1912 Western film short The Post Telegrapher then went on to play a variety of juvenile roles, including turns in the Oz film series produced by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum. She was a prominent child actor throughout the 1910s. She eventually graduated to leading lady assignments, working under the direction of such prominent filmmakers as Cecil B. DeMille and D.W. Griffith throughout the 1910s. Modern day audiences will remember Harris' parody of a temperamental and demanding movie starlet in the Three Stooges comedy, Movie Maniacs.
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