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What does Madelaine mean?

Madelaine Pronunciation of Madelaine [made-laine] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Madelaine is "woman from Magdala". Madelaine is an alternate spelling of Madeline (Hebrew): variation of Madeleine.


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

9 more alternative forms via Madeline: Madalaina, Madelena, Madelina, Madelle, Madlin, Magdaline, Magdeleine, Magdelina and Marline.

Creative forms:
(female) Madelaini, Maelaine, ..

(male) Madelaile, Madelaime, ..

Middle name pairings:
Madelaine Amayah (M.A.), ..

How popular is Madelaine?

Madelaine is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3487 out of 4276, Top 82%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Madelaine was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #1441 in the U.S. in the year 1998, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Madelaine are Madelyn (#59 the previous year), Madeline (#90), Madeleine (#301), Madilyn (#315), Madelynn (#415), Madalyn (#570), Madalynn (#685), Magdaline, Marline, Madelon, Madelene, Madalene and Madelyne. Other variants, like Madelena, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Madelaine was widespread a decade ago (median #1138) and is almost as conventional today (#1173, 20.4%). The most trendy baby names in this compilation are Madelyn, Madeleine, Madilyn, Madelynn and Madalynn.

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Madelynn, Madilyn, Magdaline, Marline in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adelaide, Adeline, Caelainn, Cateline, Delaine, Edeline, Helaine, Jalaine, Kalaine, Kateline, Laralaine, Madalena, Maddelena, Madlen, Madlyn, Magdeline, Mandaline, Mandelin, Mandellin (see Mandoline), Mandoline, Maraline, Marceline, Marcelline, Marjolaine, Marlaina, Marlane, Marlayne, Melaina, Melaine, Melainey, Meline, Melvine, Modestine, Odeline, Raelaine, Roselaine and Trelaine. These names tend to be less commonly used than Madelaine.

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