What does Madeline mean?
Madeline [made-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▼.Creative forms:
(female) Madelime, Medeline, ..
(male) Madelian, Madelino, .. Middle name pairings:
Madeline Emily (M.E.), ..
How popular is Madeline?
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)
Madeline reached its apex position of #50 in the U.S. in 1998, and is at #90 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Madeline (#90 a year ago) are Dale, Lena (#272 a year ago), Lina (#857), Lynn, Mada, Madalene, Madalyn (#570), Madalynn (#685), Maddie (#1058), Madelaine, Madeleine (#301), Madelene, Madelon, Madelyn (#59), Madelyne, Madelynn (#415), Madge, Madilyn (#315), Madison (#11), Madlyn, Magda, Magdalen, Magdalena (#1103), Magdalene (#1807), Magdaline, Malena (#1997), Malina (#1538), Marleen, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene (#1174), Marline, Maud, Maude and Migdalia. Other variants, like Magdeline, are seldom used. These relations of Madeline reached the peak of their popularity in the year 2000 (average #1387) and are somewhat less popular today (#1451, 27.1% less usage), with forms such as Magdalena becoming less in vogue. The most trendy baby names in this compilation are Madalynn, Madeleine, Madelyn, Madelynn and Madilyn.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Adaline▲, Adelice, Adelie, Adelina▲, Adelinde, Adeline▲, Angeline▼, Aveline, Cateline, Catelinn (see Caitlin), Cathline, Daline, Daryline, Deline, Earline▼, Edelie, Emmeline▲, Eveline, Fayline, Gayline, Jaline, Joceline, Joeline, Joseline, Kaelene, Karaline, Karline, Karoline, Katelin▼, Kayelin, Madeira, Maelee, Maelle, Maelynn, Magalie, Mahelia, Maillie, Mandaline, Mandelin, Mandolin, Mandoline, Marceline, Marcelline, Marelle, Marelyn, Marilene, Marilin, Marlie, Marlin, Marlinn, Marrlin, Martine, Marylin, Maxene, Maxine▼, Mazarine, Mazine, Melene, Melise, Melvine, Merline, Modestine, Nataline, Noeline, Pamelina, Pauline▼, Raedine, Raelene, Raelina, Raleine, Roeline, Roseline, Sadelle, Wendeline and Zeline. These names tend to be less commonly used than Madeline.See names in meaning and etymology.