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.
Madison▲ has 33 more different relations via Madeline, Matilda: Mada, Madalena, Madalene, Madalyn▲, Madalynn▲, Maddie, Maddy, Madel, Madelena, Madelene, Madelina, Madella, Madelle, Madelon, Madelyn▲, Madelyne, Madelynn▲, Madena, Madge▼, Madilyn▲, Madina, Madlen, Madlin, Madlyn, Mady, Madzia, Magdalen▼, Maidel, Malina, Marleen, Marlen, Matilde▼ and Maudie▼.Kreatif forms: Mardison, Midison, Mudison. [more]
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 popularity 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 #9. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Madelyn (#59 2 years ago), Madeline (#89), Madilyn (#303), Maddison (#340), Madelynn (#439), Madisyn (#459), Madalyn (#518), Matilda (#583), Madalynn (#649), Madyson (#713), Matilde, Maudie, Matthew, Madisen, Madge, Magdalen and Marlen are the popular alternative forms of Madison (#9 2 years ago) rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these forms of Madison was widespread in 2009 (usage of 0.4181%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.3799%, down 9.1%). Madeline is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Madison is now the preferred form, while versions like Madyson, Madge, Magdalen, Madisen and Maudie have become less popular. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Madison and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Maison. This name tends to be less commonly used than Madison.