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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.

Origin

  • french: Woman from Magdala; high tower

Nicknames

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 3

International Variations

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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