What does Maddy mean?
Maddy [mad-dy] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Maddy) is of Hebrew and Old English derivation, and the meaning of Maddy is "woman from Magdala; maiden; young, unmarried woman". Maddy is an alternate form of Madeline (Hebrew): form of Madeleine. Maddy is also a derivative of Maida (Old English).
(female) Madda, Medy, ..
(male) Madal, Madcoy, .. Middle name pairings:
Maddy Hailey (M.H.), ..
How popular is Maddy?
Maddy is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#15720 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Mada, Madalyn (#570 in 2015), Maddie (#1058), Madeline (#90), Madelyn (#59), Madge, Madilyn (#315), Madlyn, Magda, Maida, Maidie, Maud and Maude are the prominent variation forms of Maddy (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Maidel, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Maddy reached its most widespread a century ago (median #1289) and is almost as widespread today (#1391, ▼25%). Madeline has been the most well-known version, though Madelyn is currently the top form, while versions like Madge are now less popular. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Maddy is alike in pronunciation to Maudie▼, Meda▼, Medea, Media and Medie. Other recommended names are Addy, Biddy, Caddy, Cady, Candy▼, Eddy, Jady, Jandy, Kady, Kandy, Lady, Laidy, Macey, Macy, Madra, Maery, Maggy, Maguy, Maicy, Maisy, Mally, Manda▼, Mandi▼, Mando, Mandy▼, Marcy▼, Margy, Marjy, Marty, Mary▼, Matty, Maxy, May▼, Mayde, Mazey, Mindy▼, Nady, Randy, Sandy▼, Tandy, Wandy and Zandy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Maddy.See names in meaning and etymology.