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Madeline

Madeline is a variation of Magdalene which references the biblical Mary Magdalene. This sweetly old-fashioned name has been on the charts since the late 1800s and made a huge leap in popularity in the mid-1980s and continues to make its presence known on the name charts. Kids will also love the reference to the Madeline series of children’s books.

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Origin

  • French: Woman from Magdala; high tower

Nicknames

Mady, Madie, Maddy, Maddie

Syllables

3

International Variations

Mady, Madie, Maddy, Maddie

Themes

Place

Alternate Spellings

Madalene

Famous Namesakes

Actress Madeline Kahn, Writer Madeline Baker

Celebrity Babies

Daughter of Stephen Colbert, Daughter of Lea Thompson, Daughter of Doug Savant

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