What does Madeline mean?
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▼.more]
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)
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. Other variants, like Magdeline, are seldom used. These relations of Madeline reached the peak of their popularity in the year 2008 (average #674) and are almost as popular today (#698, 7.5% less), but with forms such as Dale, Magdalene, Marlena, Marlene and Maud falling out of style. Lena, Madalyn, Madalynn, Madeleine, Madeline, Madelyn, Madelynn, Madilyn and Madison, with Lena, Madeleine, Madeline and Madelyn going through a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Recommended similar baby names are Adelinde, Catelinn, Daline, Earline, Eveline, Joceline, Karline, Karoline, Madeira, Maelynn, Maillie, Mandaline, Mandolin, Mandoline, Marelle, Marlin, Marlinn, Maxene, Maxine, Modestine, Nataline, Raleine, Roseline, Sadelle and Zeline. These names tend to be less commonly used than Madeline.