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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Millicent

Millicent is a classic name. The roots of the name are varied. First, it derives from the name Amalaswina in Old Germanic, which combines the words ‘strong’ and ‘unceasing,’ ‘vigorous,’ or ‘courageous.’ Second, Amalasuintha served as the regent for her son Athalaric and then as the monarch of the Ostrogothic Kingdom. Amalasuintha had a good education, and Roman scholars like Cassiodorus and Procopius admired her for her knowledge and fluency in several languages.

Since the Middle Ages, women have been named Millicent or Milicent. The word Millicent comes from the Old French word Melisende, which comes from the Germanic roots ‘amal’ (labor) and ‘swinth’ (strength). While her son was on an expedition, Melisende served as a regent for him between 1153 and 1161 and as the Queen of Jerusalem from 1131 to 1153. She was the oldest child born to the Armenian lady Morphia of Melitene and King Baldwin II of Jerusalem. Melisende was raised as the presumed heir because she was the oldest sibling. Due to the constant war in the area, Frankish women in the Crusader states had longer life expectancies than males. As a result, they had greater authority in the region and helped maintain the continuity of Eastern Frankish society.

‘Milly’ and ‘Millies’ are the diminutives; meanwhile, ‘Melicent,’ ‘Melisende’ (Medieval French), ‘Mélisande’ (French), and ‘Amalasuintha’ (Gothic) are the variants of the names in different languages and cultures.

In fiction, Lisa Goldstein portrays the fictitious Millicent ‘Millie’ Huxtable on the television show ‘One Tree Hill.’ She is identified as an acquaintance of Brooke’s and was formerly employed by her. After moving to Tree Hill with Brooke to establish a store for ‘Clothes Over Bros,’ she started dating Mouth seriously.

The year 2003 saw the publication of Lisa Yee’s children’s book ‘Millicent Min, Girl Genius.’ It is the author’s debut book and centers on Millicent Min, an intelligent girl who studies high school in the made-up Californian town of Rancho Rosetta.


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Germanic - Hard Worker; Strong; Highborn Power; Industrious; Ambitious; A variant transcription of Milicent
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Famous People With The Name Millicent

  • Millicent SimmondsAmerican actress known for her roles in movies ‘A Quiet Place,’ and ‘A Quiet Place Part II’
  • Millicent SowerbyEnglish painter and illustrator known for her illustrations of children’s stories like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and A Child’s Garden of Verses
  • Millicent Dolly May SmallJamaican singer and songwriter known for her 1964 hit ‘My Boy Lollipop’
  • Millicent S. FickenAmerican ornithologist known for her works on bird’s vocalization and social behavior
  • Millicent FenwickAmerican fashion editor, politician and diplomat and the former US Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture

Millicent On The Popularity Chart

Millicent has been on an upward trajectory of late. Let us study the data released by the Social Security Administration to see its performance over the past few decades.

Popularity Over Time

After a stagnant 1980s and the 1990s, the name picked up some pace to surpass the 100 babies per million average mark in 2016. As of 2021, it registered its highest-ever average of 134 babies per million.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

In terms of ranking, the name has slipped to a low of 4172 in 2005. Since then, it has improved a bit to finish at 1560 on the chart as of 2021.

Source: Social Security Administration

Names With Similar Sound As Millicent

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Names With Similar Meaning As Millicent

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Name Numerology For Millicent

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