Madeleine - girls name

Madeleine name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Madeleine name meaning:

The name Madeleine is of French origin and has a rich history behind it. It is derived from the Latin name Magdalena, which means "of Magdala." Magdala was a town in ancient Israel, and it is believed to have been the hometown of Mary Magdalene, a prominent figure in the New Testament. Mary Magdalene was one of Jesus' followers and is known for her loyalty and devotion.

The name Madeleine has various meanings associated with it. It signifies strength, courage, and determination, reflecting the qualities often associated with Mary Magdalene. In addition, Madeleine is also linked to qualities such as beauty, grace, and elegance. The name has a timeless and classic appeal, making it a popular choice for parents. Overall, the name Madeleine carries a sense of significance and history, honoring the biblical figure and embodying qualities that many aspire to have.

Origin: Hebrew

Form of Madeline. Woman from Magdala.

Related names

Madeline , Mada, Maddie , Madeleine , Madelia, Mady, Magdalene, Marleen, Marleena, Marleene, Marleina, Marlena , Maude

Other girls names beginning with M


Overall UK ranking: 293 out of 5581

161 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (339)

Historical popularity of Madeleine

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