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Meaning and Name Origin

Madge \m(ad)-ge\ as a girls' name. Short form of Margaret (Greek) "pearl".

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Madeline.


Madge has 34 related forms via Margaret: Mag, Maggi, Maggie, Maggy, Maiga, Maisie, Maisy, Marg, Marga, Marge, Marged, Margeen, Margery, Marget, Margey, Margie, Margies, Margit, Margize, Margo, Margot, Margred, Margret, Margy, Marit, Marjey, Marji, Marjie, Markie, Meg, Meggi, Meggie, Meggy and Mette.


Madge is a very popular first name for women (#855 out of 4276, Top 20%) and a slightly less popular surname for all people (#81687 out of 88799, Top 92%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Madge for girls. Madge reached its highest rank of #252 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Madge name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Madge and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Madge listed in the Top 1000 are Madeline (#89 a year ago), Maggie (#239), Maisie (#658), Maisy, Margaret (#169), Marge, Margery, Margie, Margit, Margo, Margot (#749), Margret, Margy and Meg. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during 1930-1939 and have become significantly less popular since, with forms like Marge, Margery, Margie, Margo and Margret falling out of fashion. Madeline (#89), Maggie (#239) and Maisie (#658) are three of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation, with Madeline and Maggie undergoing a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Madeline, Madge, Maggie, Maisie, Margaret, Marge, Margery, Margie, Margit, Margo in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Margot, Margret, Margy, Meg in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Madeline, Maisie, Maisy, Margaret outside U.S.

Similar Names

Madge is alike in pronunciation to Midge. This name tends to be less commonly used than Madge.