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Madison (girl)

What does Madison mean?

Madison Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: old english, mighty (strong), warrior, surname, gift, old, battle, heroine.


Madison has 5 variants: Maddison, Madisen, Madisson, Madisyn and Madyson.

8 more different relations via Madeline, Matilda: Madalyn, Madelon, Madelyn, Madilyn, Madina, Madlen, Madlin and Madlyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Mandison, Meadison, ..

(male) Madimon, Maditon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Madison Kaylyn (M.K.), ..

How popular is Madison?

Madison is a very prominent first name for women (#2029 out of 4276, Top 47%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1209 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Madison entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #2 in the U.S. in the year 2002, and is currently at #11. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Madeline (#90 from current records), Maddison (#310), Madisyn (#471), Matilda (#535), Madyson (#825), Matthew and Madisen are the popular variation forms of Madison (#11 from current records) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Madison was widespread in 2000 (median #759) and is somewhat less today (#780, down 43%), with forms like Madisen falling out of fashion. Maddison and Madisyn are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Madison, Maddison, Madeline, Madisen, Madisyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Madyson, Matilda, Matthew in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Madison, Maddison, Madeline, Matilda outside U.S.