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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: The Tower

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Madeline

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Madeline in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Madeline:

  • Records indicate that 167,803 girls in the United States have been named Madeline since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1998, when 5,867 people in the U.S. were given the name Madeline. Those people are now 19 years old.

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      39 Positive Comments

  • "I love the name Madeleine. I pronounce it the french way, Mad-e-line." Sep. 11, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is madaline and i spell it oddly like madaline." Mar. 5, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "If you're going to name your daughter Madi, name her Madeline. Madison is a boy's name. It means "SON (MAN) of a warrior." Madeline means "WOMAN from Magdala". The same problem applies to Allison. Allicine or Alicyn can be used instead. But this is a side issue. Madeline is a GREAT NAME TO USE if you want to call your DAUGHTER Madi. No "-SON" name needed. :)" Mar. 19, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter's name and I pronounce it mad-a-line. I spell it Madeline. The original name from it's French origin is spelled and pronounced this way. There are alternate spellings for people named madalyn. I don't see why they decided to go by the spelling of Madeline. This is also the spelling and pronunciation of the popular character Madeline from children's books." Nov. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Madeline. I was born into the pronunciation, Mad-uh-line but since kindergarten it's been Mad-uh-lynn. But people don't really call me Madeline other then my family. At school I'm called MC for my initials, and at summer camps I'm called Maddy (I don't like it when people spell it Maddie- it annoys me). Sometimes people will spell my name Madeleine which really annoys me, Madeline is so much prettier looking and I love the names girly frilly pastel sound- especially when pronounced Mad-uh-line." Nov. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is named Madeline (pronounced Mad-eh-lynn). I didn't realize just how popular it was when we chose it a few years ago. Almost everywhere we go, there is another Madeline or Maddie. We still love the name, but wish it weren't so common. We also prefer our daughter not be nicknamed Maddie, but people automatically assume that she is and call her Maddie." Aug. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Madeline, but I go by my first name. Most people don't know my middle name. It is pronounced Mad-a-line, and I really hate when people pronounce it Mad-a-lin. I love this name, even though it's a little cutesy little girl for me." Feb. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name, if i ever have a baby girl when im older im going to call her Madeline and Maddie for short Pronounced Mad-uh-Lin :)" Nov. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This will be our daughters name when she is born. I have loved the name for years now!" Oct. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. I will be naming my baby girl Madeline Rose!" Jun. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Madeline (Mad-uh-line). It gets kind of annoying when people call me Mad-uh-lyn because that's the usual pronunciation, I guess. I've met Madeleines and Madelines both Mad-uh-lyn. But I prefer being Madeline. It's a good conversation starter to correct someone if they're wrong. I'm in high school and go by Maddie to my friends but I think that I'll be Madeline when I'm older. My last name has 3 syllables and I think it goes well together." May. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mad-ah-line is how I pronounce my daughter's name when I don't call her Mads or Chickadee. She's four and loves to introduce herself to people. She says her whole name in a rushed introduction: Madeline Aurora Esperanza, all great names. IMHO, lol" Apr. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Madeline (Mad-ah-line) which sounds sooooo mcuh better than boring Mad-ah-lyn, most Maddies in Aus are either Mad-ah-lyns or Madisons which is really annoying because my school teachers can never pronounce my name. Otherwise it's a pretty cool name, I like how you can be called Maddie or Madz and sound pretty tomboyish and Madeline sounds so pretty and delicate." Feb. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Madeline (pronounced Mad-ah-lynn) and I love it! It's unqiue and elegant. Like a previous poster remarked, my French teacher also pronounces my name Mad-LENN. I can't stand when people pronounce my name Mad-el-INE. I'm so proud of my name--it's simple and beautiful!" Dec. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Madeline (pronounced Mad-ah-lynn) and I love it! It's unqiue and elegant. Like a previous poster remarked, my French teacher also pronounces my name Mad-LENN. I can't stand when people pronounce my name Mad-el-INE. I'm so proud of my name--it's simple and beautiful!" Dec. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is madeline! I never really likes my name till rexntly when I turned 14! I love my name! All of my friends call me maddie! I really don't like the name maddie but I'm stuck with the nickname so be careful with starting with the name maddie." Nov. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My seven yr old daughter is named Madeline! I just love the name, it suits her to a T!" Aug. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is madeline, it's the best name in the world! I pronounce it Mad-ah-lynn, I don't like how LINE sounds. I absolutely HATE it when people pronounce it Mad-ah-LINE too!" Jun. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is madeline. And I love it. I love how it sounds. I love when my friends calls me maddy. The correct way to spell it is mad ah line." Jan. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Madeline. I was named after my great grandma Madelena(from Italy) However, my french teacher calls me Mad-Lenn, not Mad-a-Line. So I always wonder if I go to France if they'll call me Mad-Len, or Mad-a-line." Jan. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is madeline and i like itz sounds better in french that is why at school i always tell my teacher to call me madeline don't pronounce it like madelynn. i don't like when they pronounce it in english. to me in french it sound special hehe. mon nom est especial. lolz. :)" Dec. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am thinking about naming my unborn daughter Madeline. It will be pronounced Mad-Ah-Line" Dec. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love being a Madeleine. It fits me to a T. It's interesting to see how names become more and less popular as the years go by. When I was little I was really proud to be the only Madeleine. Now, there seem to be thousands of little girls with the same name... and a lot of them don't necessarilly look like they fit the name." Dec. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend's name is Madeline and every one always asumes she wants to be called Maddie even though she just goes by Madeline. Also, some people call her mad-ah-line(like the cartoon character) and she pronounces it mad-ah-lynn." Dec. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name ins Madeline. She actullay has red hair too" Dec. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name, I named my baby Madeline, but it bothers me when people think it should be pronouced Mad-a-Line. It's pronounced Mad-a-lynn." Dec. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this name because of madeline fitzpatrick a.k.a. maddie the candy girl on the suite life of zack and cody... ASHLEY TISDALE ROCKS" Nov. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this name i'm going to name my little girl madeline grace" Oct. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "it's a beautiful name, seems classy, but if you're cute child, it can be maddie :)" Sep. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am pregnant with my first child and we have decided that her name will be Madeline. I think this is a beautiful name that although is becoming more popular, it is still unique. I don't think there is a "right" way to spell this name, but this is the way we chose." Jun. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "There has only been one person im my life that i have ever heard them pronounce my name wrong. I mean Mah-dah-leen or mah-dah-line is fine but someone asked me if i play the mandaline he said it was an instrument and that is how he said my name until i just told him to call me maddie. there are lots of people who have the same name they go by maddie too." Apr. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name because even if thats my name i can have many nick names but many people spell it Madelyn or some other weird spelling. Over all i wouldn't trade my name for anything!" Jul. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Madeline I think its so stylish, i wish my name was madeline I know a girl who is called it and people always get it wrong (punctuation wise. We pronounce it Mad-er-lin" Mar. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our 11 month old daughter Madeline. It is a beautiful name. But some people pronounce it wrong - Ma-de-LINE - I hate that. So just because of that I wished I would have spelled it Madelyn." Feb. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Madelyn. It is the name I gave to my first daughter. It sounds beautiful and elegant. I hate when people assume she is Maddie. Her name is to pretty to shorten to such a mediocre sounding nickname." Jan. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Madeline and I love it, simply because it's sweet and pretty and individual and it was my great grandmothers name. I can't stand some really commom names. It's also cool as I can shorten it to anything I like such as Maddy, Del, Lin. It's cute and I'm glad more people are warming to it now, although I hope it doesn't get hugely popular, I want a little uniqness to remain" Jan. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! My father passed away when I was a baby but I have a picture he carried of me in his wallet and he wrote Madelyn although my birth certificate is Madeline. It's mispelled all the time or people shorten it to Maddie or Mad. I love the meaning behind my name. People I've met in the past with the same name get excited to know someone else shares the name. It's cool! :)" Jun. 30, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like it because u cant rhyme any thing with it so people cant take the mickey out of u" Jun. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name--it's a family name, aunt and great grandmother have my name. I am saddened by its recent popularity. No one ever spells it correctly." May. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      22 Neutral Comments

  • "I have a friend named Madeline, who goes by Maddy, and has said she doesn't like her full name, but she likes Maddy." Mar. 22, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I pronounce my name Mad-a-line but I spell it Madeline and I've never had anyone pronounce it right when they read it, they always pronounce it mad-e-lin. Sometimes even when I tell them how it's actually pronounced they forget and keep calling me mad-e-lin. It's really annoying." Aug. 27, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my name (mad-uh-lynn) and i am 11, i dont rlly like it cuz people always pronounce it mad-uh-line. i go by maddie but people will call me madison, if i dont tell them (wich i dont like the name).but older people will tell me its beutiful. i also use my full name 4 auditions, i am an actor and dancer. i have light brown hair, brown eyes and fair skin. i am TINEY 4 my age, but, everyone is impressed with me & tey luv me. over all my name isnt 2 bad." May. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is madeline and I love it. I always was called deli and then when i told people my true name , they uses to say ohh what a pretty name." Feb. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Madeline, and I love it! I didn't like it when I was little because little girls always hate their names, but now I appreciate how simple and sophisticated it is. I've gone by Maddie since I was a kid, but plan to start introducing myself as Madeline when I start college this fall so I can go back to it. This name was also very uncommon when I was born (1992) but now it's rising in popularity like never before! Copycats :P. Also my name is pronounced Mad-uh-lynn. I hate when people try to pull that Made-uh-line bs with me!" Aug. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a friend called Madeline. Her nickname is Madi though... It gets confusing sometimes becuase of another Madi but her name is Madison :L" Apr. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Madeline, (Mad- a- lynn) but i go by Maddie. It's a great name! Maddie I think is a cute fun name, and then when it's time to be serious Madeline comes out!" Apr. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is 'Madeline' - but I pronounce it like 'Madelyn'. I'll respond to either pronunciations though, and it doesn't really matter much, seen how most people call me 'Maddie'." Mar. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I agree 100% with the first comment. Those are my EXACT thoughts that i think ALL THE TIME! I really don't like the name maddison and I don't like being called it even more. I also think that ie is a much better way to end maddie than y because i think it looks more like a name than just a nickname. A lot of people call me Mad eh Line though and Ive gotten so used to the sounds of both Mad eh lynn and Mad eh Line that sometimes I have to say them both to myself to find out whether or not the person said my name right! I never wanted to be just the common Maddie so I make up for it with the rest of my name... Madeline Laura Anastasia. Madeline can either be french or hebrew, Madeline for hebrew meaning "from magdala" (like Mary Magdalene) or french- Madeleine." Feb. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is madeline, I don't know much other madelines other than my sisters friend. But she is two years older than me so I don't really hang out with her. Sometimes, if I tell someone my name is maddie, they will end up calling me "Madison" I really dont like that name that much, so It agrivates me when someone says that. And I have also been mistaken by the name "Natalie" If someone hears my name really quickly and its not really going to matter later they wont pay attention to your name, Like one time someone forgot my name and was like "Your name is Gianna right?" I was like "NO? That doesnt make any sense?!!!?" say them, Maddie, Gianna???? WHATT!!? \ Another thing I hate is when people spell my name with a 'y' an 'ie' is soo much more awesome! I love my name, and If your reading this and your name is madeline too, I hope you enjoy your name! -Madeline" Feb. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is Madalin with an A not an E but most people call m maddie or smiley babbezz cuzi alwas smile cuz thats whats us madaline or madeline do we brighin up every days" Oct. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Melissa and I am 8 months pregnant. I'm having a girl and will be naming her Madeleine Isabelle." Sep. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is mad a lyn but even my friends pronouse it the other way" Aug. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Since Madison is SO overused and popular, kids with this age will be just another "Maddie" out of ten others in her class. It's too bad, because I LOVE the name. Madison is the only thing that holds me back from naming my daughter Madeline :(" Nov. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "If you lived in France, the name Madeline would be pronounced Mad-eh-LEEN not Mad-eh-LINE. The proper French spelling is Madeleine and is pronounced Mad-eh-LENN. The extra E makes a difference in the way the French pronounce the name. Most of the world pronounce Madeline as Mad-eh-lenn similar to Mad-a-lynn. Only Americans mispronounce Madeline as Mad-a-LINE with a long I." Jan. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our little one Madeline - pronounced Mad-ah-line - it is very easy for her to pronounce now that she is three - but we are having difficulty on deciding how the short form should be spelt - Maddy or Maddie." Jan. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have just named my baby daughter Madeline Rose. I love the name, its just so pretty! And she does go by Maddie most of the time!" Oct. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Haha My name is Madeline AND I have red hair so when I was little my Godmother always got me merchandise from the French cartoon Madeline(who in fact has red hair). Quite a coincidence that I was named Madeline and I have redhair aint it? lol" Oct. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name, but am hesitant to use it because of that little red-haired french cartoon character of the same name :)" Aug. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just named my newborn daughter Madeline. I love this name." Oct. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name but hate when people mispronounce it Mada-LINE, so I'll probably change the spelling in the near future. It's become too popular, though, but I'm the only Madeline even close to legal drinking age I know!" Oct. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "So do you pronounce it Mad-uh-LINE like I do? I think it sounds sweet." Mar. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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