Madelyn Name Meaning & Origin
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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- Comments and insights on the name Madelyn
I love Madelyn, since its my name. But be prepared for people misspelling it like crazy. Madeline, is pronounced Mad-a-line. Madelyn is supposed to be said Mad-a-lynn. But people never seem to get it right.
I think people went overboard on the name Madison, and started using Madelyn as an alternative. Madelyn is an old name that has become very popular due to the overuse of the name Madison.
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- Personal experiences with the name Madelyn
My name is Madelyn and I was born in the year 2000, when my parents named me it was very uncommon to be spelled with -lyn but it has gotten very popular recently. I like my name but the nickname Maddie is very popular and my name is misspelled a lot, but otherwise I think Madelyn is timeless and ages well. I recommend this name greatly!
My name is also Madelyn and I was born in 2001. My parents were thinking of naming me Madeline but they wanted my name to be different. I love my name because no other Maddies are named Madelyn that I know. My nickname is Maddie so it is difficult when people call me Maddison instead, but Madelyn is a great name that people love!
- Nicknames for Madelyn
Maddy, Maddie, Mad, Addie, Lyn, Mads
- Meanings and history of the name Madelyn
A variant of Madeline.
- Famous real-life people named Madelyn
Madelyn Gosselin, American reality TV participant (Jon and Kate Plus 8.)
Madelyn Deutch, the daughter of the actress Lea Thompson.
Madelyn Dunham, American maternal grandmother of President Obama.
Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist activist.
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