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Millicent

Millicent Meaning and Origin

Millicent is a girl’s name meaning “labor strength” and is of German origin. The name Millicent is derived from the Old Germanic elements “milli,” meaning “strong,” and “swinth,” meaning “work” or “strength.” Therefore, Millicent can be interpreted to mean “strong worker” or “strong in work.” Millicent has been in use as a given name since medieval times. It gained popularity in England during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Variations of the name Millicent include Millicente, Melisande, and Melisende. The name Millicent has appeared in literature and popular culture. For example, in J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel “The Lord of the Rings,” there is a character named Millicent Bolger.

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