Madeline: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Madeline
Origin of the name Madeline:
French cognate of Magdalene (of Magdala, a town on the coast of the Sea of Galilee). Var: Madeline, Madelyn. Pet: Maddi, Maddie, Maddy.
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Origin of Madeline: English variation of MAGDALEN
Meaning of Madeline: "high tower"
Madeline's Popularity in 2009: #64
The lovely, soft Madeline is an old-fashioned favorite that returned in the 1990s, combining a classic pedigree with a cute nickname option: Maddy. Kids love the reference to the Bemelmens series of Madeline children's books.
Nicknames & Variations for Madeline:
Mada, Madalaina, Madaleine, Madaliene, Madalyn, Madalyne, Maddi, Maddie, Maddy, Madel, Madelayne, Madelena, Madelene, Madelon, Madelyn, Madilyn, Madlen, Madline, Madlyn, Madoline, Madolyn, Mady, Magdalen, Magdalene, Magdaline, Magdalini, Maidel, Maighdlin, Malina, Marlean, Marlen, Marlyne
Madeline's International Variations:
Malena, Malin (Dutch) Madelaine, Madella, Madelle (French) Maddalena, Madalene (Italian) Mahda, Madelina (Russian) Madina, Madia, Madena (Spanish)
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My 10 year old is named Madeline, and after lots of debating about names we picked a name we thought was classic but not too common - not realizing she was born the year the "Madeline" movie came out! LOTS of babies were named Madeline that year!!
Our 9 year old daughter is Madeline. We also thought that her name would be unique and original...not realizing until she was in school that there were so many Madelines. Most of the others, though, have different name spellings; glad my daughter has the traditional spelling. We chose this name because we wanted a name for our daughter that could be either fun and flirty...or strong and dependable. I could see Madeline wearing a flouncy skirt and a lacy blouse singing karaoke; and I could see Madeline as a straight laced CEO of a company. Best scenario yet: our Madeline who takes charge and rises to the top, but is still able to let her hair down at the end of the day. Incidentally: our sons call her "Mads" as a nickname. Second "incidental..." I wanted to list her siblings' names, and the function won't work. Our four kids' names: Baylen Clayton, age 10; Madeline Rose, age 9; Bennett Alfred James, age 6; Baxter Lewis, newborn
My sister's name is Madeline Sara. She is 17 years old, and I think her name fits her perfectly! Beautiful name, and also goes well with almost any name. Her nickname is Maddy.
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Made (pronounce in Spanish)
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Madeline Carroll - American actress
Madeline Rose Zima - American actress
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Madeline story books by Ludwig Bemelman. So sweet! For more info go to www.madeline.com.
"Madeline", song by Hanson