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Matilda (f) Also Mathilda. An Old German name,
composed of elements meaning ‘might’ and ‘battle.’ It was
introduced to Britain in the eleventh century as the name
of the wife of William the Conqueror. Its use in Scotland
occurred mainly in the nineteenth century, when its pet form Maud was also to be found. Other pet forms include
Matty, Tilly and Tilda.

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