What does Madeline mean?
Madeline \m(a)-deli-ne, mad(e)-line\ as a girls' name is pronounced MAD-a-linn. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Madeline is "woman from Magdala". Variant of Madeleine, which is the French version. Place name: Magdala was a town on the Sea of Galilee, the home of Saint Mary Magdalen, whom Jesus healed and who was at his crucifixion. Literary: Ludwig Bemelmann's children's books had a French schoolgirl character wearing a wide-brimmed hat named Madeline. Actresses Madeline Kahn, Madeleine Stowe.
Madeline has 63 variants: Dalanna, Dalenna, Lena, Lina▼, Lynn▼, Mada, Madalaina, Madaleine, Madalena, Madalene, Madalyn, Madalynn, Maddelena, Maddie, Maddy, Madel, Madelaine, Madelayne, Madeleine, Madelena, Madelene, Madelina, Madella, Madelle, Madelon, Madelyn, Madelyne, Madelynn, Madelynne, Madena, Madge▼, Madilyn, Madina, Madlen, Madlin, Madlyn, Mady, Madzia, Magda, Magdala, Magdalen▼, Magdalena▼, Magdalene▼, Magdalina, Magdaline, Magdalini, Magdeleine, Magdelina, Magdolna, Maidel, Maighdlin, Mala, Malena, Malina, Marleah, Marleen, Marlen, Marlena▼, Marlene▼, Marline, Marlyne, Maud▼ and Maude▼.
Madeline is a very popular first name for females (#330 out of 4276, Top 8%) and a slightly less popular surname for all people (#84310 out of 150436, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Madeline for girls. Madeline reached its apex position of #50 in the U.S. in 1998, and is at #89 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Madeline and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Madeline (#89 a year ago) are Dale, Lena (#279 a year ago), Lina (#767), Lynn, Madalyn (#518), Madalynn (#649), Madeleine (#283), Madelyn (#59), Madelynn (#439), Madge, Madilyn (#303), Madison (#9), Magdalen, Magdalena (#976), Magdalene, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene, Maud, Maude and Migdalia. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity in the year 2008 (usage of 0.3257%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.3013%, down 7.5%), but with forms such as Dale, Magdalene, Marlena, Marlene and Maud falling out of style. The most trendy baby names in this compilation are Lena (#279), Madeleine (#283), Madelyn (#59), Madilyn (#303) and Madison (#9), with Lena, Madeleine and Madelyn going through a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)