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What does Madelyn mean?

Madelyn /ma-de-lyn/ as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the name Madelyn means "woman from Magdala". Madelyn is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -yn, of Madeline (Hebrew): form of Madeleine.


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

Madelyn has 18 more relations via Madeline: Madalena, Maddelena, Maddy, Madel, Madelena, Madelina, Madella, Madelle, Madena, Madlen, Madlin, Madlyn, Mady, Magdalen, Magdelina, Maidel, Marlen and Marlyne.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Kodelyn, Maydelyn, ..

(male) Madedon, Madelo, ..

How popular is Madelyn?

Madelyn is a very prominent first name for women (#894 out of 4276, Top 21%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Madelyn for girls. Madelyn entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #59 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the statistics of Madelyn and related names. Popular related forms of Madelyn (#59 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000 are Madeline (#89 via latest list), Madeleine (#283), Madilyn (#303), Madelynn (#439), Madalyn (#518), Madalynn (#649), Magdalen, Marlen, Madlyn, Madelon, Madelaine, Madelene, Madalene and Madelyne. These forms of Madelyn were popular as birth names a decade ago (average #1141) and are almost as popular today (#1222, 17.6% less usage). The more fashionable girl names here are Madeleine, Madilyn, Madalynn, Madelynn and Madelyn.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Madelyn, Madalene, Madalyn, Madalynn, Madelaine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Madeleine, Madelene, Madeline, Madelon, Madelyne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Madelynn, Madilyn, Madlyn, Magdalen, Marlen in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Adelyn, Caelyn, Catelyn, Daelyn, Jacelyn, Jadeyn, Jaelyn, Kaelyn, Karelyn, Katelyn, Kayelyn, Madisyn, Maelynn, Mandalyn, Mandelin, Mandellyn (see Mandoline), Mandolyn, Maralyn, Marcelyn, Marelyn, Marilyn, Marlyn, Marvelyn, Marylyn, Pamelyn and Raelyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Madelyn.