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What does Madonna mean?

Madonna Pronunciation of Madonna 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



RELATIONS VIA DONNA, MONA Ladonna, Moina, Monna, Moyna



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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)

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, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Madonna are Donna (#1567 VIA LATEST LIST), Mona (#1872), Ladonna and Monna. Usage of these relations of Madonna was common among parents 7 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 1.5%) and is now much diminished, with forms like Madonna 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-sounding names are Aarona, Aldonna, Alonna, Aryonna, Carinna, Carynna, Dalenna, Davonna, Deonna, Dionna, Evonna, Gionna, Hanna, Ianna, Idonna, Idunna, Javona, Kadena, Karynna, Kashonna, Kavonna, Keonna, Ladonya, Lavanna, Lavonna, Ledonna, Mada, Madeira, Madelena, Madelina, Madella, Madora, Madzia, Magdolna, Mahina, Makenna, Malinda, Maranda, Marcena, Mareena, Marina, Marinda, Marinna, Marlana, Marlina, Marnina, Maroona, Marvina, Maryonn, Massina, Matana, Maxina, Mckenna, Mdina, Mladena, Moana, Monca, Nadina, Ramonna (see Ramona), Sadona, Savonna, Shadonna, Sydona, Teonna, Vanna, Varona, Wanna, Winonna, Wynonna, Yionna and Yvonna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Madonna.

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