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What does Madalyn mean?

Madalyn Pronunciation of Madalyn [mada-lyn] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and Madalyn means "woman from Magdala". Madalyn is a version of Madeline (Hebrew): variation of Madeleine.


Madalyn has 13 variants: Madaleine, Madalene, Madalynn, Madelaine, Madelayne, Madeleine, Madelene, Madelon, Madelyn, Madelyne, Madelynn, Madelynne and Madilyn.

22 more alternative forms via Madeline: Mada, Madalaina, Madalena, Maddy, Madel, Madelena, Madelina, Madella, Madelle, Madlen, Madlin, Madlyn, Mady, Magdala, Magdalen, Magdalena, Magdalene, Magdalina, Magdaline, Magdalini, Marlen and Marlyne.

Creative forms:
(female) Madala, Medalyn, ..

(male) Madalik, Madaman, ..

Middle name pairings:
Madalyn Ever (M.E.), ..

How popular is Madalyn?

Madalyn is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2177 out of 4276, Top 51%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Madalyn was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #292 in the U.S. in the year 2008, and is currently at #570. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Madalyn name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Madalyn outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Madalyn (#570 in recent rankings) are Mada, Madalene, Madalynn (#685 in recent rankings), Madelaine, Madeleine (#301), Madelene, Madeline (#90), Madelon, Madelyn (#59), Madelyne, Madelynn (#415), Madilyn (#315), Madlyn, Magdalen, Magdalena (#1103), Magdalene (#1807), Magdaline and Marlen. Adoption of these relations of Madalyn was at its peak a decade ago (adoption of 1%) and is almost as widespread today (adoption 0.79%, down 20.5%), but with the version Magdalena becoming less fashionable. Madeline is a perennial favorite, though Madelyn is currently higher in the list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Madalyn, Mada, Madalene, Madalynn, Madelaine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Madeleine, Madelene, Madeline, Madelon, Madelyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Madelyne, Madelynn, Madilyn, Madlyn, Magdalen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Magdalena, Magdalene, Magdaline, Marlen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Madeleine, Madeline, Madelyn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adalyn, Addilyn, Cailyn, Caitlyn, Caralyn, Carilyn, Coralyn, Darylyn, Doralyn, Edlyn, Emalyn, Emmalyn, Evalyn, Fallyn, Harolyn, Ivalyn, Jacalyn, Jacklyn, Jacolyn, Jadeyn, Jalyn, Janalyn, Jaslyn, Jazlyn, Jazzalyn, Kaelyn, Kailyn, Kalyn, Karalyn, Karolyn, Katelyn, Kayelyn, Laralyn, Madisen, Madison, Madisyn, Madyson, Mafalda, Magaley, Magalie, Magaly, Mahalah, Mahalee, Mahali, Mahalia, Mahalya, Mandalin (see Mandoline), Mandalyn, Mandalynn, Mandelin, Mandolyn, Maralin, Maraline, Maralyn, Maralynn (see Marilyn), Marcelyn, Marcilyn, Marelyn, Marilyn, Marilynn, Marlin, Marlon, Marlyn, Marlynn, Marralynn (see Marilyn), Marrlin, Marvelyn, Marylyn, Merlyn, Pamelyn, Rosalyn, Saralyn, Sharalyn, Tamilyn and Taralyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Madalyn.

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