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  • proper noun A female given name.


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From a Middle Low German form of Matilda, used in England since the Middle Ages.


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  • The name Maud sounds old-fashioned and sort of stately, which is charming in view of the freckly, bouncy, red-haired Maud I knew and liked, who had been Northern Illinois Women’s Ping-Pong Champion three years in a row.

    Hard Road Barbara D’Amato 2001

  • Again Maud rectified the twist with the watch-tackle, and again she lowered away from the windlass.

    Chapter 37 2010

  • You can learn more in Maud's "canned bio," which also reveals that she was once a lawyer.

    Blog Reviews 2005

  • ‘It may interest you to know that my sister Maud is shortly to be married.’

    New Grub Street 2003

  • She says it 's selfish; and I don't do it now much, put in Maud, with a virtuous air.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl 1950

  • Fan has been a young lady this two years, and Maud is a spoiled baby.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl 1950

  • Besides, he 's engaged, and does put on such airs, broke in Maud who regarded her brother as a venerable being.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl 1950

  • Tears were in Maud's eyes, and I do believe they were for me.

    Chapter 35 1904

  • "Maud is not a child now; and this may be my last night –" he stopped, sensitively, at the involuntary foreboding.

    John Halifax, Gentleman 1897

  • "Maud!" said John, catching her hand as she passed him by – "Maud is not afraid of her father?"

    John Halifax, Gentleman 1897


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