Meaning: Maud’s son
Related names: Maddison, Madisyn, Madyson
Is your name Maude? Do you like keeping names in the family? Try Madison, a name that means “Maud’s son” (but daughter works just as well). When the mermaid in 1984′s Splash chose the name Madison for herself – after seeing the Madison Avenue street sign in New York – America chose it, too. It hit the charts for the first time one year later, got to #222 by the end of the ’80′s, hit the Top 10 in 1997, and is still standing tall at #7 in 2009. Alternaspellings on the list include Maddison (#281), Madisyn (#359) and Madyson (#406). This name isn’t reserved just for Maudes anymore.
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Rank of Similar Names in 2008