Madison: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Madison | Girls
Origin of the name Madison:
Transferred use of the surname meaning "Mad's son." Mad was a common pet form of Matthew (gift of God) during the Middle Ages. Madison may also be a matronymic derived from the name Maud, an old pet form of Mathilda (battle mighty): hence, "son of Maud."
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^ to the above comment. I am a 22 year old GIRL Madison and my name has never been mistaken for a boys name. Although it's become a very popular name of late, I was the only Madison/Maddie in my class, and my moniker fits me perfectly. It's strong, but still has a dash of girly. If you are considering the name, you have heard it from a wife/soon-to-be mother/professional named Madison that it's a great name. The only downfall is that it's so popular now that it's almost becoming the new "Jennifer" or "Ashley" - good luck to all you Mommies and/or Name Lovers!
^ I agree. I am an 18 year old male named Madison, and I have met dozens of females with my name, but no other males. A few of the Madisons I've met use a more femenine form like Madisyn, but the majority use the male form. I either use my middle name "William", or use a nickname like "Mady" which people mistake as "Matty" to differentiate myself.
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My cousin's name is Madison (we call her Maddie or May-May) and I love it! It matches her personality and it's perfect. Love it!
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- Meanings and history of the name Madison: | Edit
Madison became a popular girl's name after the mermaid movie "Splash," where the mermaid took her name from a Madison Ave. street sign.
Madison was originally a surname meaning "son of Maud."
Madison is also the capital of Wisconsin.
- Famous real-life people named Madison: | Edit
Madison "Maddie" Ziegler, American actress & cast of Lifetime's 'Dance Moms'
- Madison in song, story & screen: | Edit
Madison, a character in the movie "Splash"
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Global Popularity of the Name Madison
- #4 in United States
- #8 in Canada (Alberta)
- #8 in Canada (Saskatchewan)
- #9 in Canada (Ontario)
- #10 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #17 in New Zealand
- #24 in Australia (New South Wales)
- #25 in Australia (Victoria)
- #35 in England
- #55 in Scotland
- #152 in Canada (Quebec)