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What does Madilyn mean?

Madilyn Pronunciation of Madilyn [madi-lyn] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the name Madilyn means "woman from Magdala". Madilyn is an alternate form, with the suffix -yn, of Madeline (Hebrew): form of Madeleine.


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

Madilyn has 15 more relations via Madeline: Madalena, Maddy, Madel, Madelena, Madelina, Madella, Madelle, Madina, Madlen, Madlin, Madlyn, Mady, Magdalen, Marlen and Marlyne.

Creative forms:
(female) Madilen, Medilyn, ..

(male) Madian, Madilin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Madilyn Emmy (M.E.), ..

How popular is Madilyn?

Madilyn is an uncommon given name for women. Madilyn is an equally unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shown below is the baby name statistics of Madilyn for girls. Madilyn entered the list in 1994 and reached its apex position of #287 in the U.S. in 2012, and is at #315 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Madilyn and affiliated names. Madalene, Madalyn (#570 from recent data), Madalynn (#685), Madelaine, Madeleine (#301), Madelene, Madeline (#90), Madelon, Madelyn (#59), Madelyne, Madelynn (#415), Madlyn, Magdalen and Marlen are the popular varying forms of Madilyn (#315 from recent data) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Madelayne, are uncommon. These relations of Madilyn were favored in 2008 (median #1141) and are almost as popular today (#1229, 21% less usage). Madeline has historically been the top pick of parents, although Madalynn appears to be gaining favor too.

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adalyn, Addilyn, Adelyn, Caelyn, Cailyn, Caitlyn, Carilyn, Carolyn, Darolyn, Evilyn, Jaclyn, Jacolyn, Jacqlyn, Jadeyn, Jaklyn, Jalyn, Jamilyn, Janalyn, Jazzlyn, Jerilyn, Josilyn, Kaelyn, Kailyn, Kalyn, Kamlyn, Karilyn, Karolyn, Katilyn, Katlyn, Kerilyn, Lorilyn, Madisen, Madison, Madisyn, Madyson, Mahalya, Mairin, Maison, Maisy, Maiya, Mally, Mandalin (see Mandoline), Mandalyn, Mandelin, Mandellyn (see Mandoline), Mandolin, Mandolyn, Maralin, Maralyn, Maralynn (see Marilyn), Marcilyn, Marcilynn, Marelyn, Marilena, Marilene, Marilin, Marilla, Marillyn, Marilyn, Marilynn, Marinn, Marlin, Marlyn, Marrilyn, Marrlen, Marvelyn, Marylyn, Maryn, Matilda, Matilde, Saralyn, Tamilyn, Taralyn, Taylyn and Valyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Madilyn.

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