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Madison meaning and name origin
Madison \m(a)-di-son\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.
Madison has 3 variant forms: Maddison, Maddy and Madisson.
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Popularity of Madison
Madison is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1094 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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