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 is a very popular first name for females (#2029 out of 4276, Top 47%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1094 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Madison for girls. Madison reached its highest rank of #2 in the U.S. in 2002 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Madison and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Madison (#9), Madeline (#89), Maddison (#340), Madisyn (#459), Matilda (#583), Madyson (#713), Matthew and Madisen. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Maison. This name tends to be less commonly used than Madison.