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What does Madonna mean?

Madonna /ma-don-na/ as a girls' name is pronounced ma-DAH-nah. It is of Italian origin, and the meaning of Madonna is "my lady".

A form of respectful address, like the French "madame". Also used by Catholics to signify the Virgin Mary, or a work of art depicting her as a mother. Made familiar in modern times by singer/actress Madonna. See also Mona and Donna.

Associated with: lady (noble), virgin, modern


Madonna has 1 variant: Madona.

Madonna has 4 more relations via Donna, Mona: Ladonna, Moina, Monna and Moyna.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Madonda, Madonka, ..

(male) Madon, Madonne, ..

How popular is Madonna?

Madonna is a very popular first name for females (#1176 out of 4276, Top 27%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#16074 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Madonna for girls. Madonna entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #575 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Madonna and related names. Popular varying forms of Madonna are Donna (#1407 via latest list), Monna, Mona and Ladonna. Usage of these relations of Madonna was common among parents 5 decades ago (adoption of 2%) and is now much diminished, with forms like Ladonna becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Madonna, Donna, Ladonna, Mona, Monna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Madonna and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Madonna is alike in pronunciation to Madena, Madina, Maydena and Medina. Other suggested similar names are Aarona, Aldonna, Alonna, Aryonna, Bryonna, Canna, Coronna, Dalanna, Danna, Davonna, Deonna, Eanna, Fionna, Hazona (see Chazona), Honna, Idona, Idonna, Idunna, Ivonna, Jonna, Karenna, Kavonna, Kionna, Ladonya, Lavanna, Lavonna, Ledonna, Mackenna, Madalena, Madelina, Madella, Madlen, Madora, Madra, Magdolna, Makenna, Malena, Malynda, Marcina, Mareena, Mareina, Marinn, Marinna, Marlina, Marna, Marnia, Maroona, Martina, Maryonn, Massina, Matana, Matrena, Mdina, Medora, Merona, Miyanna, Mladena, Monca, Nadina, Ramonna (see Ramona), Sadona, Savonna, Shadonna, Sydona, Teonna, Vanna, Varona, Wahnna, Winonna, Wynonna and Yvonna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Madonna.