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What does Madison mean?

Madison Pronunciation of Madison [madi-son] as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' name Madison) is pronounced MAD-ih-sun. Derived from the medieval woman's name Madeleine (Greek, French) "woman from Magdala". The surname evolved from Madde, which was a nickname for Madeleine. Use of Madison as a first name is influenced by James Madison, a major contributor to the American Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as well as American President during the War of 1812. Novelist Madison Smartt Bell.

Associated with: medieval, greek, surname, war.


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

Creative forms:
(male) Madimon, Midison, ..

(female) Madilen, Madisa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Madison Julius (M.J.), ..

How popular is Madison?

Madison is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#1209 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Madison was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #375 in the U.S. then, and is at #1996 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Addison, Adison, Adisson (see Addison), Alison, Babson, Cadon, Caidon, Carson, Davidson, Davion, Davison, Dawson, Eddison, Edison, Edson, Elison, Ellison, Fabion, Garion, Hanson, Hansson, Hodgson, Hudson, Jackson, Jadon, Jailon, Jaison, Jakson, Jamieson, Jamison, Jaxson, Jayson, Kadon, Karlson, Karson, Kason, Ladon, Larson, Mabon, Macon, Madoc, Madox, Madteos, Maimon, Mandelson (see Mandel), Mannton (see Manton), Manton, Mardon, Marimo, Marino, Mario, Marion, Marlon, Marmeon (see Marmion), Marmion, Marmyon (see Marmion), Marton, Maslon, Mason, Masos, Masson, Maximo, Maxson, Morrison, Nachson, Parson, Pattison, Paulson, Sampson, Sanditon, Sanson, Savion, Tamson, Tanson and Xavion. These names tend to be more commonly used than Madison.