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What does Madeleine mean?

Madeleine Pronunciation of Madeleine [madeleine] as a name for girls is a Hebrew name, and the name Madeleine means "woman from Magdala". Madeleine is a version of Madeline (Hebrew): form of Madeleine. See also Magali.


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

14 more different relations via Madeline: Madalaina, Madalena, Maddelena, Madelena, Madelina, Madelle, Madlen, Madlin, Magdalene, Magdaline, Magdeleine, Magdelina, Marlene and Marline.

1 masculine form: Madison.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Madeleine Desirae (M.D.), ..

How popular is Madeleine?

Madeleine is a very prominent first name for women (#936 out of 4276, Top 22%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Madeleine reached its peak position of #216 in the U.S. in the year 1998, and is presently at #301. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Madeleine (#301 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000 are Madalene, Madalyn (#570 the previous year), Madalynn (#685), Madelaine, Madelene, Madeline (#90), Madelon, Madelyn (#59), Madelyne, Madelynn (#415), Madilyn (#315), Magali, Magdalene (#1807), Magdaline, Marlene (#1174) and Marline. Other variants, like Madelle, are seldom used. These relations of Madeleine reached the peak of their popularity 7 years ago (median #1209) and are almost as common today (#1259, down 20.6%). Madeline is more widely used than the rest, though Madelyn is currently more frequently used, while Marlene has become less popular.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlene, Marline in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adeline, Cateline, Edeline, Kaelene, Kateline, Madlyn, Maelee, Magdelena, Magdeline, Mandaline, Mandelin, Mandellin (see Mandoline), Mandoline, Maraline, Marceline, Marcelline, Marilene, Marleene, Marleina, Marlenne, Maylene, Melaine, Melene, Meline, Melvine, Modestine, Odeline, Raelaine, Raelene, Raleine and Rayleine (see Raina). These names tend to be less frequently used than Madeleine.

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