Meaning and Origin of: Millie

Meaning and Origin of Millie

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Bee; honey bee
  • English : Gentle adviser
  • English : Industrious; strength

What does Millie mean and stand for?

The name Millie is of many origins, but is most often referred to as the English origin, meaning "strength." It is a diminutive of both Mildred and Millicent.

Syllables: 2

Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Millie has become newly popular, entering the top 1000 for the first time in 2009. It broke the top 200 in 2020, reaching a peak rank of 190.

However, it is the 6th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Millie was at its peak popularity in July 2019.

Millie was incredibly popular in the 20s and 30s, but fell of the list after WWII. It is now making a comeback, most likely due to Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown and the character in the box and Netflix adaptation of Dumplin'. Other notable namesakes include singer Mildred "Millie" Jackson, singer Mildred "Millie" Kirkham, actress Millie Perkins, and biologist Millie Hughes. Millie has also appeared in One Tree Hill, The Frog Princess, Miss Potter, and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Where is it Popular?

Millie was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Millie

  • Mill
  • Mills
  • Mimi

Pairs well with these middle names