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What does Madison mean?

Madison Pronunciation of Madison 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


VARIANTS Maddison, Maddy, Madisson, Madyson, Madisyn



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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, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2018 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-sounding 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.