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Madison meaning and name origin
Madison \m(a)-di-son\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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.
Madison has 5 variant forms: Maddison, Madisen, Madisson, Madisyn and Madyson.
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Popularity of Madison
Madison is a very popular first name for women (#2029 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1094 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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