Madeline - girls name

Madeline name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Madeline name meaning:

The name Madeline is of French origin and is derived from the name Magdalene, which means "of Magdala" or "tower." In biblical times, Magdala was a town on the Sea of Galilee, and Mary Magdalene, one of Jesus' disciples, is often associated with this place. As a result, the name Madeline has taken on connotations of strength, resilience, and devotion.

Madeline is a popular name for girls and has been used in various forms and spellings across different cultures. It has a timeless and classic feel to it, exuding elegance and grace. The name has been immortalized in literature, most notably by Ludwig Bemelmans' children's book series "Madeline," where the title character is a brave, adventurous, and independent young girl.

Parents often choose the name Madeline for their daughters because of its feminine charm and its association with strong female characters. The name also holds historical and religious significance, making it a meaningful choice for those who value tradition and heritage. Overall, Madeline embodies qualities of strength, courage, and devotion, making it a name that celebrates femininity and inspires confidence.

Origin: Hebrew

Woman from Magdala.


Dickens names

Related names

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

Other girls names beginning with M


Overall UK ranking: 398 out of 5581

112 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (363)

Historical popularity of Madeline

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