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Madison (girl)

What does Madison mean?

Madison Pronunciation of Madison 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


VARIANTS Maddison, Madisen, Madisson, Madisyn, Madyson

OTHER FORMS VIA MADELINE, MATILDA Madalyn, Madelon, Madelyn, Madilyn, Madina, Madlen, Madlin, Madlyn



Madison Navy (M.N.), ..

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)

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 #22. (2018 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?

Madelyn (#72 LAST YEAR), Madeline (#100), Madilyn (#328), Maddison (#406), Matilda (#489), Madisyn (#657), Madalyn (#731), Madyson (#1142), Madelon, Madisen, Madlyn and Matthew are the popular alternative forms of Madison (#22) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Madison was widespread 17 years ago (USAGE OF 1.9%) and is somewhat lower today (USAGE 1%, DOWN 46%). Madeline is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Madison is now the preferred form, while versions like Matthew have become less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Madison, Madalyn, Maddison, Madeline, Madelon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Madelyn, Madilyn, Madisen, Madisyn, Madlyn in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Addeson, Addison, Addyson, Adison, Adisson, Adyson, Alison, Allison, Carson, Cason, Darion, Jamison, Karson, Kason, Larson, Larsson, Lison, Macon, Madira, Madona, Mairin, Maisa, Maisee, Maisey, Maisha, Maisie, Maison, Maisy, Malisha, Malissa, Mandisa, Manon, Marian, Mariann, Marien, Mariko, Marilin, Marilou, Marilyn, Marin, Marinn, Marion, Maris, Marisa, Marise, Marisha, Mariska, Mariske, Marissa, Marisse, Marjon, Marlon, Maryon, Mason, Mavis and Maysen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Madison.

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