Search
Explore

Madeleine

Madeleine is the proper French spelling of the more common Madeline (like the girl from the children’s books). It’s elegance and vintage charm are timeless, which is evidenced by how popular it was in the 1880s and again in the 1990s. It also comes with the cutesy nickname Maddy, should Madeleine be too long to yell while chasing a 3-year old.

Origin

  • French: High tower or woman from Magdala

Nicknames

Mady, Madie, Maddy, Maddie

Syllables

3

Themes

Biblical

Alternate Spellings

Madeline, Madalene

Famous Namesakes

Actress Madeleine Stowe, Author Madeleine L'Engle, Actress Madeline Kahn

Celebrity Babies

Daughter of Stephen Colbert (Madeline), Daughter of Doug Savant (Madeline)

Related Names

Related Articles

Search