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From the name of an 8th century English saint, Old English Mildþryþ, from mild (mild") + þryþ (strength).

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A female given name.
    • ~1625 Francis Quarles, Elegy on Lady Luckyn:
      Queens drop away, while blue-legg'd Maukin lives; / Drones thrive when bees are burnt within their hives; / And courtly Mildred dies, while country Madge survives.
    • 1915 W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage, Pan Books(1973), page 268:
      One day Dunsford told him her name was Mildred. He had heard one of the other girls in the shop address her. "What an odious name," said Philip. "Why?" asked Dunsford. "I like it." . "It's so pretentious."