Meaning and Name Origin
Madelyn \m(a)-del-yn, mad(e)-lyn\ as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the name Madelyn means "woman from Magdala". Madelyn is a variation of Madeline (Hebrew): variant of Madeleine, which is the French version. A very common given name.
Madelyn▲ has 49 more related variations via Madeline: Dalanna, Dalenna, Lena▲, Lina▼, Lynn▼, Mada, Madalaina, Madalena, Maddelena, Maddie, Maddy, Madel, Madelena, Madelina, Madella, Madelle, Madena, Madge▼, 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▼.
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)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity 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)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Madelyn and related names. Popular related forms of Madelyn (#59 a year ago) ranked in the Top 1000 are Madeline (#89 a year ago), Lena (#279), Madeleine (#283), Madilyn (#303), Madelynn (#439), Madalyn (#518), Madalynn (#649), Lina (#767), Magdalena (#976), Marlene, Maud, Marlena, Maude, Madge, Lynn, Magdalen, Magdalene and Marlen. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1900-1909 and are somewhat less popular today, with versions such as Marlene, Magdalene, Marlena, Maude and Magdalen falling out of style. The more fashionable girl names here are Lena (#279), Madeleine (#283), Madelyn (#59), Madilyn (#303) and Madeline (#89), with Lena, Madeleine, Madeline and Madelyn having a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Marelyn. This name tends to be less commonly used than Madelyn.