What does Madison mean?
Madison [madi-son] as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Madison) is pronounced MAD-a-son. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Madison is "son of the mighty warrior". Also possibly variant of Madeline (Hebrew) "woman from Magdala", or surname derived from Matthew (Hebrew) "gift of the Lord" or Matilda (Old German) "mighty in battle". The mermaid heroine Madison in the hit film "Splash" probably influenced the use of the surname and boy's name as a girl's name.
(female) Madiset, Mindison, ..
(male) Madimon, Maditon, ..
How popular is Madison?
Madison is a very popular first name for women (#2029 out of 4276, Top 47%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#1209 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name statistics of Madison for girls. Madison entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #2 in the U.S. in the year 2002, and is currently at #11. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Madelyn (#59 last year), Madeline (#90), Maddison (#310), Madilyn (#315), Madisyn (#471), Matilda (#535), Madalyn (#570), Madyson (#825), Matthew, Madisen, Madelon and Madlyn are the popular alternative forms of Madison (#11 last year) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Madison was widespread 15 years ago (usage of 2.1%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 1.5%, down 29%). Madeline is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Madison is now the preferred form, while versions like Madisen have become less popular.
Suggested similar names are Addeson, Addison, Addyson, Adison▼, Adisson, Adyson▼, Alison, Allison▲, Carson, Cason, Darion, Jamison, Karson, Kason, Larson, Larsson, Lison, Macon, Madira, Madona, Mairin, Maisa, Maisee, Maisey, Maisha, Maisie▲, Maison, Maisy, Malisha, Malissa▼, Mandisa, Manon, Marian▼, Mariann, Marien, Mariko, Marilin, Marilou, Marilyn▼, Marin, Marinn, Marion▼, Maris, Marisa▼, Marise, Marisha, Mariska, Mariske, Marissa▼, Marisse, Marjon, Marlon, Maryon, Mason, Mavis▼ and Maysen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Madison.See names in meaning and etymology.