Meaning and name origin
Madeline \m(a)-deli-ne, mad(e)-line\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: 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%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Madeline for girls. Madeline reached its highest rank of #50 in the U.S. in 1998. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Madeline and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Madison (#9), Madelyn (#59), Madeline (#89), Lena (#279), Madeleine (#283), Madilyn (#303), Madelynn (#439), Madalyn (#518), Madalynn (#649), Lina (#767), Magdalena (#976), Marlena, Marlene, Maude, Maud, Marlen, Migdalia, Madge, Lynn, Madelaine, Dale, Magdalen and Magdalene. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Magdeline. This name tends to be less commonly used than Madeline.