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Baby Names: Madison – Babble


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Meaning: Maud’s son

Origin: English

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.

By The Numbers

U.S. Rank by Year

2000: 3

2004: 3

2008: 4

Rank of Similar Names in 2008

Maddison 327

Madilyn 287

Madisyn 366

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5 thoughts on “Baby Names: Madison – Babble

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  2. says:

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  3. Eldora says:

    You?re on top of the game. Thkans for sharing.

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